1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Isaac Reed

Edmond Malone, 1807; in Sir James Prior, Life of Edmond Malone (1860) 293.



I have been almost daily at a book auction, the library of Mr. Reed, the last Shakspearian except myself, where my purse has been drained as usual. But what I have purchased are chiefly books of my own trade. There is hardly a library of this kind now left, except my own and Mr. Bindley's, neither of us having the least desire to succeed the other in this peculiar species of literary wealth.