1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Giles Jacob

James Boswell, in Life of Johnson, 1791; ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 5:479.



I have no doubt that Bailey, and the "mighty blunderbuss of law," Jacob, wrote ten pages of their respective Dictionaries with more ease then they could have written five pages of poetry.