1760 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Merrick

William Shenstone to Thomas Percy, 15 February 1760; Letters, ed. Williams (1939) 552.



But I have known a Person of the truest genius take Pains to translate a Poem, when with one tenth Part of the Labour he could have compos'd a Poem ten times better. For instance Merrick & his Tryphiodorus.