1858 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Beloe

Samuel Austin Allibone, in Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 1:163.



The Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books is a very valuable store-house of Bibliographical matter. It has now itself become a "Scarce Book," and the Bibliographer should not fail to secure a copy when the chance occurs — which is seldom. The Anecdotes had the great advantage of the careful revision and corrections of that eminent judge of books, the Bishop of Ely, who died before the 6th volume was published. The libraries and the literary aid of the Marquis of Stafford, the Bishop of Rochester, Mr. Barnard, Mr. Douce, Mr. John Kemble, Mr. Malone, Mr. Chalmers, Mr. Watt, and Mr. Nares, were placed at the service of Mr.Beloe whilst engaged in the preparation of this work.