1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Dodsley

Isaac Reed, in Dodsley, Select Collection of Old Plays (1780); Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:482.



He was a generous friend, and encourager of men of genius; and acquired the esteem and respect of all who were acquainted with him. It was his happiness to pass the greater part of his life with those whose names will be revered by posterity, by most of whom he was loved as much for the virtues of his heart as he was admired on account of excellent writings.