1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Thomas Pope Blount

Samuel Egerton Brydges, in "Advertisement" Censura Literaria 1 (1805) i.



In 1690 Sir Thomas Pope Blount published his "Censura authorem celebriorum," a work which is here mentioned, because the Editor of the present undertaking has chosen a title of some similitude. The object of that work was to bring together the opinions of the learned on the most distinguished writers of all countries from the earliest periods; and the very accomplished and erudite compiler has accordingly produced a volume of great research, authority, and use.