1758 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Oldmixon

James Ralph, in The Case of Authors (1758) 3-4n.



His Merits as a Party-Writer, his Connections with the fam'd Professor of Politics and Philanthropy of Pall-Mall, and his submitting to labour at the Press like a Horse in a Mill, till he became as blind and as wretched, ought to have been, what they were not, so many Preservations from the Accumulation of Miseries which befel him in his old Age, when he stood most in need of Consolation.