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

Rev. Glocester Ridley

Robert Southey, 1800 ca.; Common-Place Book (1849-51) 4:349.



This worthy man, who was descended from Ridley the Martyr, was born at sea on board the Gloucester East Indiaman. He published the Life of his ancestor, and a Review of Philips's Life of Cardinal Pole, one of those insidious works of the Roman Catholics which it is necessary to watch and to confute. His eldest son was the author of the Tales of the Genii, a book which it is to be hoped will always continue to be printed.