1715 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Andrew Marvell

Gilbert Burnet, in Bishop Burnet's History of his own Time (1715); Russell, Book of Authors (1860) 84.



The liveliest droll of the age who writ in a burlesque strain, but with so peculiar and entertaining a conduct, that from the king down to the tradesman his books were read with great pleasure.