1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Fairfax

John Dryden, in Preface to Fables (1700) Sig. A.



Milton has acknowledg'd to me, that Spencer was his Original; and many besides my self have heard our famous Waller own, that he deriv'd the Harmony of his Numbers from the Godfrey of Bulloign, which was turn'd into English by Mr. Fairfax.