1849 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Gildon

Thomas Babington Macaulay, in History of England (1849-61); Allibone, Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 1:669.



Of those disciples [of Charles Blount] the most noted was a bad writer named Gildon, who lived to pester another generation with doggerel and slander, and whose memory is still preserved, not by his own voluminous works, but by two or three lines in which his stupidity and venality have been contemptuously mentioned by Pope.