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

George Peele

Robert Southey, in Common-Place Book (1849-51) 4:323.



The Old Wives Tale is truly an Old Wife's Tale dramatized, — an original and happy thought.

I think Huanebango is as likely to have given Spenser a hint for Braggadochio, as the brothers are to have been the origin of Comus.