1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Rymer

Isaac D'Israeli, in Calamities of Authors (1812; 1881) 85.



RUSHWORTH and RYMER, to whose collections our history stands so deeply indebted, must have strongly felt this literary ardour, for they passed their lives in forming them; till Rymer, in the utmost distress, was obliged to sell his books and his fifty volumes of MS. which he could not get printed; and Rushworth died in the King's Bench of a broken heart.