1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Farmer

Joseph Warton, in Works of Alexander Pope, ed. Warton (1797) 9:443n.



An end is put for ever to the dispute concerning the Learning of Shakespear, by the masterly and convincing and unanswerable Essay of Dr. Farmer, on this subject. We are now acquainted from what sources Shakespear took every one of his Plots and Fables, except Love's Labour Lost, and the Tempest, which last I should think is from some Italian novel.