1711 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ambrose Philips

Jonathan Swift, in Journal to Stella, 30 June 1711; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:273.



I have had a letter from Mr. Philips, the pastoral poet, to get him a certain employment from lord-treasurer. I have now had almost all the whig-poets my solicitors; and I have been useful to Congreve, Steele, and Harrison; but I will do nothing for Philips; I find he is more a puppy than ever; so don't solicit for him.