1721 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Abel Evans

Erasmus Philipps, 1721; in Fairer, "Oxford and the Literary World" in History of the University of Oxford (1986) 5:794.



Went with Mr. Tristram to the Poetical Club ... at the Tuns (kept by Mr. Broadgate), where met Dr. Evans, Fellow of St. John's, and Mr. Jno. Jones, Fellow of Baliol, Members of the Club. Subscribed 5s to Dr. Evan's Hymen and Juno (which one merrily call'd Evans's Bubble, it being now South Sea Time). Drank Gallicia Wine, and was entertained with two Fables of the Doctor's Composition, which were indeed Masterly in their kind: But the Dr. is allowed to have a peculiar knack, and to excell all Mankind at a Fable.