1800 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Spence

Robert Southey, 1800 ca.; Common-Place Book (1849-51) 4:351.



A very amiable man, who was drowned in his own fish pond. In the tales of the Genii his character is drawn under the clumsy name of Phesoi Ecrops, i.e. Joseph Spence read backwards.