1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Wesley

Henry John Todd, in Works of Spenser (1805) 1:clxviin.



It is worthy of remark that John Wesley, in the plan which he offers to those Methodists who design to go through a course of academical learning, recommends (together with the Historical Books of the Hebrew Bible, the Greek Testament, Homer's Odyssey, Vell. Paterculus, Euclid's Elements, &c. &c.) to students of the second year, Spenser's Faerie Queene. See the second volume of Whitehead's Life of the Rev. John Wesley, &c. 1796.