1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Cobb

Joseph Warton to John Nichols, 7 May 1780; in Nichols, Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 6:170n.



I am heartily glad to find that any hints I could give you about your very entertaining Work [The Select Collection] have been acceptable to you; and, in that confidence, shall add one or two more. I did not know that the Dryades of Diaper was in the Poetical Calendar. There is a thin volume of Cobb's Poems, from whence I have a notion that something might be selected. His Ode in Dodsley is most excellent.