1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hughes

Robert Anderson, in Works of the British Poets (1795) 7:268.



In 1715, he published the works of Spenser in 6 vols. 12mo, with his Life, a Discourse on Allegorical Poetry, and a Glossary; a work for which Dr. Johnson observes he was well qualified as a judge of the beauties of of writing; but perhaps wanted an antiquary's knowledge of the obsolete words. He did not much revive the curiousity of the public; for near thirty years elapsed before his edition was reprinted.