1858 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Farmer

Samuel Austin Allibone, in Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 1:579.



And, alas! what space have we wherein to depict the wonders of Farmer's library? It was sold by Mr. King, in 1798, and produced 2210, which was about 1700 more than it was supposed to have cost him. But for a continuation of this ravishing theme — ravishing, if our reader be a true Bibliomaniac — we must refer to Dibdin's Bibliomania.