1714 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Brown

Joseph Addison, in Spectator 567 (14 July 1714).



Some of our Authors indeed, when they would be more satirical than ordinary, omit only the Vowels of a great Man's Name, and fall most unmercifully upon all the Consonants. This Way of Writing was first of all introduced by T—m B—wn, of facetious Memory.