1734 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Rymer

Alexander Pope, 1734-36 ca.; Spence, Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters ed. Singer (1820) 172-73.



"Rymer is a learned and strict critic?" "Ay, that's exactly his character. He is generally right, though rather too severe in his opinions on the particular plays he speaks of, and is on the whole one of the best critics we ever had.