1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Isaac Reed

Thomas James Mathias, in Pursuits of Literature (1798) 94 & n.



You pass'd the grave laborious REED,
Friend to most traders in researches quaint,
Layman or priest, the sinner or the saint ....

Isaac Reed, Esq. editor of Dodsley's old plays, lately republished; a gentleman of learning, information, and ingenuity, and greatly respected. I mention this gentleman with particular pleasure.