1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas James Mathias

George Steevens to Thomas Percy, 14 September 1797; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 7:33.



The author of the Pursuits of Literature is still unknown. He is undoubtedly an Etonian, and one of the parasites of a certain Cambridge Doctor of Physick, who (if he had the power) would exterminate all the parties concerned in the detection of the Pseudo-Rowley.