1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Oldys

Andrew Caldwell to Thomas Percy, 5 September 1806; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 8:64.



The interleaved Langbaine did please and amuse me exceedingly; I have long been expecting your Lordship would have thought of some safe hand to bring it back to you.

Malone told me he copied all the notes from the original, and has added besides three times as many as all his predecessor; and, what is extraordinary, had collected every play mentioned, except four or five; such is the advantage of living in London.