1755 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Bedingfield

Robert Dodsley to Joseph Warton; Wooll, Biographical Memoirs of Joseph Warton (1806) 225.



I prodigiously admire your character of Mr. Bedingfield, who you say has actually refin'd his taste to a degree that makes him dissatisfy'd with almost every composition; don't you think then that he is in almost the same situation with Horace's recover'd madman? What are you doing? and what is your Brother doing? I hear he has laid aside all thoughts of Apollonius. I think he is right: but I would not have him lie still.