1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Dodsley

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 2:311.



This truly respectable man rose from the situation of a footman to be the most eminent bookseller of his age. The annexed poem [The Footman] is characteristick of the man, and the times in which he lived.