1786 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Wolcot

Edmond Malone, 1786 ca.; Maloniana, in Sir James Prior, Life of Edmond Malone (1860) 364.



The concealed author of Lyrick Odes, by Peter Pindar, Esquire, is one Woolcot, a clergyman, who abjured the gown, and now lives in Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, under the character of a physician. He is likewise the author of a scurrilous epistle lately published to James Boswell, Esq., March 4th, 1786. He is noted for impudence, lewdness, and almost every species of profligacy.