1745 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Shadwell

Anonymous (aged 87), Gentleman's Magazine 15 (1745) 99; Brydges, Censura Literaria 1 (1805) 180.



Shadwell in conversation was a brute. Many a cup of metheglin have I drank with little starched Johnny Crown; we called him so from the stiff unalterable primness of his long cravat.