1750 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Johnson

Thomas Cooke, 1750 ca.; in Joseph Mawbey, "Anecdotes of Thomas Cooke" Gentleman's Magazine 61 (Supplement 1791) 1184.



Cooke used to say, that Johnson was "half a madman, half a scholar, three parts a Roman Catholick, and a compleat Jacobite."