1721 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Mitchell

David Mallet to John Ker, 3 September 1721; European Magazine 23 (May 1793) 339-40.



Mr. Mitchell, our countryman, has some time ago writ a Tragedy, which was acted at Lincoln's-Inn-Fields with a great deal of applause. He is just now engaged in writing a heroi-comical poem, called The Cudgel, one Canto of which I perused with a great deal of pleasure. He is, I am informed, in a very fair character at London, and is valued by several of the greatest Wits, as Mr. Pope, Mr. Watts, Mr. Hill, &c.