1700 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Richard Blackmore

William Molyneux to John Locke, 1700 ca.; Russell, Book of Authors (1860) 120.



Mr. Churchill favoured me with the present of Sir R. Blackmore's King Arthur. I had read King Arthur before, and read it with admiration, which is not at all weakened by this second piece. All our English poets (except Milton) have been mere ballad-makers in comparison with him.