1786 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Mason

Robert Potter to Edward Jerningham, April 1786; Lewis Bettany, Edward Jerningham and his Friends (1919) 353.



Why will you abuse me for my praise of Mason? Elfrida deserved it; Caractacus demanded it. If the man will write himself out of all credit, the more fool he. He certainly should have died when Gray died. I thought he had been translating David's Psalms.