1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Roscoe

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, in Library Companion (1824; 1825) 2:737-38 & n.



The works of Pope are chiefly known by the editions of them which have appeared from Warburton, Warton, and Bowles. A new edition is now in the press, and in a very forward state, under the care of Mr. Roscoe; and I make not doubt that the public will hail it with that "acclaim," which, from the reputation of the editor, may be reasonably expected....

I must, however, be free to confess that Pope, up to this period, has not been satisfactorily edited. What Mr. Roscoe's edition may contain, can be matter of speculation only. My hopes are ardent, and my conclusions strong.