1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Broome

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 2:34.



Pope's assistant in the translation of the Odyssey, for his share in which work he received five hundred pounds, and one hundred copies. A personal quarrel with him induced Pope to insert his name in the Dunciad, in this, as in other instances, prostituting the noble instrument of Virtue, Satire, to the gratification of private pique. In 1728, Broome took the degree of Doctor of Laws, at Cambridge; and when he died was Rector of Sturston, and Vicar of Oakley Magna and Rye, in Suffolk.