1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Cobb

Robert Watt, in Bibliotheca Britannica (1824) 1:242.



An ingenious English Poet, and man of taste and learning; died 1713, in the prime of life. — A Collection of Poems, on several occasions; with a Discourse on Criticism, and the Liberty of Writing, by way of a Letter to a Friend. 1707. — The Carpenter of Oxford, from Chaucer, attempted in modern English. Lond. 1712, 8vo. — The Miller's Tale, from Chaucer. — A Translation of the Muscipula. — The Oak and the Briar; a Tale. — The Female Reign; Gent. Mag. 1753. This is much admired as a true Pindaric Ode.