1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Robert Lowth

Elizabeth Montagu, 10 December 1765; Reginald Blunt, Mrs. Montagu, 1762-1800 (1923) 1:134.



I spent yesterday evening at the Archbishop of York's where we had a great deal of mirth about Dr. Lowth's book and I find his Grace is as much pleased with it as you and I are. I hear Warburton like all bullies is frightened at a brisk attack, and the menace to attack the divine legation has made him shrink in his shell.