1779 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Trapp

Samuel Johnson, in "Life of Dryden" Lives of the English Poets (1779-81); ed. Hill (1905) 1:453.



With not much better success [than Nicolas Brady's Aeneid] Trapp, when his Tragedy and his Prelections had given him reputation, attempted another blank version of the Eneid; to which, notwithstanding the slight regard with which it was treated, he had afterwards perseverance enough to add the Eclogues and the Georgicks. His book may continue its existence as long as it is the clandestine refuge of schoolboys.