1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry John Todd

Robert Harry Inglis to Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, 14 June 1805; Sharpe, Letters (1888) 1:232.



Todd's Spenser is expected out every day. Perhaps he has not devoted sufficient time for the due illustration of the subject: not that I think that there ever exists a necessity of notes so overwhelming as those in the Milton by T. Warton, "on whose own head" (however, says Gifford) "the cause of sound learning has been fearfully avenged" (Pref. to Massinger) in the inordinate Commentaries of Kant.