1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Cooper Walker

Edwin, in Gentleman's Magazine 70 (December 1800) 1127.



I am informed by "mine host" [the inn-keeper at Mallow, Cork] that a descendant of Spenser resided, a few years since, in this town; and that a gentleman, whose name he does not recollect [Joseph Cooper Walker], had collected from him a good deal of information concerning his great ancestor; and he added, that he believed the same gentleman had made a drawing of the house or castle in which the Fairy Queen had been written. It is hoped, Mr. Urban, that, if a new edition of Spenser's works should be undertaken, the gentleman alluded to will not withhold from the public either his drawing or the result of his enquiries.