1768 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Capell

Samuel Johnson, 1768 ca.; Boswell, Life of Johnson (1791); ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 4:6.



Of the Preface to Capel's Shakspeare, he said, "If the man would have come to me, I would have endeavoured to endow his purposes with words; for as it is, he doth gabble monstrously."