1733 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Cooke

David Mallet, in Of Verbal Criticism (1733); Works (1759) 1:28.



But what can cure our vanity of mind,
Deaf to reproof, and to discovery blind?
Let COOKE, a Brother-Scoliast SHAKESPEAR call,
TIBBALD, to HESIOD-COOKE returns the ball.
So runs the circle still: in this, we see
The lackies of the Great, and Learn'd agree.