1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Alexander Gill

Henry John Todd, in Works of Spenser (1805) 2:cxxxix.



Alexander Gill, master of St. Paul's School, London, (under whom Milton was educated,) published in 1621, a treatise in quarto, entitled LOGONOMIA ANGLICA, qua Gentis fermo facilius addificitur. His numerous examples, under the various figures of Syntax, are principally drawn from the FAERIE QUEENE; and I am surprised that the work should have escaped the notice of the commentators, especially Mr. Upton, who delighted so much in accomodating old English expressions to learned rules and construction