1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Thomas Percy

Thomas Warton to Thomas Percy, 29 April 1765; Warton, Correspondence, ed. Fairer (1995) 185-86.



I think you have opened a new field of Poetry, and supplied many new and curious Materials for the history and Illustration of antient English Literature. I have lately had a Letter from Mr. Walpole, who speaks in very high terms of your Publication. At Oxford it is a favourite Work; and, I doubt not, but it is equally popular in Town.