1734 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Donne

Alexander Pope, 1734-36 ca.; in Spence, Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters ed. Singer (1820) 136.



Donne had no imagination, but as much wit as I think any writer can possibly have. — Oldham is too rough and coarse. — Rochester is the medium between him and the Earl of Dorset.