1705 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Gildon

John Dunton, in Life and Errors (1705; 1818) 1:181.



Mr. Gildon is well acquainted with the Languages, and writes with a peculiar briskness, which the common hacks cannot boast of, in regard they want the life and spirit, and the same liberty and extent of genius. He was always very just in the engagements where I had any concern, and his performances were done as well as the designs would admit. He wrote The History of the Athenian Society, which contained the just merits of that cause.