1858 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Hugh Blair

Samuel Austin Allibone, in Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 1:201.



Such was the popularity of Blair's Sermons, that it has been declared to exceed "all that we read of in the history of literature.... They circulated rapidly and widely wherever the English tongue extends; they were soon translated into almost all the languages of Europe."