1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Thomas Lodge

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, in Library Companion (1824; 1825) 2:7707-08n.



Of Thomas Lodge, procure, if you can, his Fig for Momus, containing pleasant Varietie, included in satyres, eclogues, and epistles, &c. 1595, 4to. obtainable for 5 15 s. 6 p. His Rosalynde, Euphues Golden Legacie, 1590, 4to. is marked 20 in the B. A. P. and his Alarum against Usurers, and delectable history of Forbonius and Prisceria, 1584, 4to, produced the tremendous sum of 27 at the sale of Bindley's library. This work has escaped Ritson; although the Life and Death of William Longbeard the most famous and witty English Traitor &c. with many other most pleasant and prettie histories, 1593, 4to. is duly chronicled by him. A copy of it was sold at the sale of Steevens's library for 4 7s.: which copy had cost its owner ONE SHILLING and NINE PENCE!