1893 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Glocester Ridley

William Lyon Phelps, in The English Romantic Movement (1893) 72.



The account of Ridley's life in the Gentleman's Magazine ends with a ludicrously ambiguous compliment: "He exchanged this life, for a better, in November 1774, aged 72, leaving a widow and some daughters. His works follow him."