1728 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Oldham

Alexander Pope, 1728-20 ca.; Spence, Anecdotes, ed. Singer (1820) 19.



Oldham is a very undelicate writer. He has strong rage, but 'tis too much like Billingsgate. Lord Rochester had much more delicacy and more knowledge of mankind.