1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Patrick Hume

Thomas Warton, in Poems of Milton, 1785; Irving, Lives of the Scottish Poets (1804) 1:158n.



Patrick Hume, a Scotchman, in 1695, published a large and very learned commentary on the Paradise Lost, to which some of his successors in the same province, apprehending no danger of detection from a work rarely inspected, and too pedantic and cumbersome to attract many readers, have been often amply indebted, without even the most distant hint of acknowledgement.