1786 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Cooke

Samuel Johnson in Boswell, Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, 1786; Life of Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 5:41.



He told us of Cooke, who translated Hesiod, and lived twenty years on a translation of Plautus, for which he was always taking subscriptions.