1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmond Malone

Horace Walpole the the Miss Berrys, 14 June 1791; Letters, ed. Cunningham (1906) 9:326.



The heaviest of all books, Mr. Malone's Shakspeare, in ten thick octavos, with notes, that are an extract of all the opium that is spread through the works of all the bad play-wrights of that age: mercy on the poor gentleman's patience!