1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Greene

Anonymous, "Knowledge, Learning, and Taste during the Reign of Elisabeth" Universal Magazine 90 (September 1793) 171.



He was a man of great humour and drollery, and by no means deficient in point of wit; which talents, however, were prostituted by him to the base purposes of vice and obscenity. It is said of him, that he was the first author who wrote for bread.