1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Campbell

James Boswell, in Life of Johnson, 1791; ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 1:484n.



The quantity of Dr. Campbell's composition is almost incredible, and his labours brought him large profits. Dr. Joseph Warton told me that Johnson said of him, "He is the richest authour that ever grazed the common of literature."