1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Katherine Philips

John Pinkerton, in Letters of Literature (1785) 480-81.



Cotton's Virgil Travestie had Fourteen editions, Milton's Poems, hardly two; and see the praises of the matchless Orinda's poems in Cowley, and others. Who was she? Can there be a stronger illustration of my position, that false reputations actually exit?