1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Dyer

Edmond Malone, 1791; Maloniana in Sir James Prior, Edmond Malone (1860) 419.



Mr. Dyer was a man of uncommon understanding and attainments, but so modest and reserved, that he frequently sat silent in company for an hour, and seldom spoke unless appealed to; in which case he generally showed himself most intimately acquainted with whatever happened to be the subject.