1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Jonathan Swift

Joseph Warton, in Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope (1782) 2:54n.



The archbishop of Armagh Dr. Hoadly, happening to object one day in Swift's company to an expression of POPE, as not being the purest English, Swift answered with his usual roughness — "I could never get the blockhead to study his grammar."