1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Joseph Hall

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, in Library Companion (1824; 1825) 1:60-61n.



Joseph Hall was Bishop of Exeter and Norwich, successively; and died in 1656. His Satires were published quite at the end of the xvith century and reprinted in 1753: but there has been recently a fac-simile reprint (by Constable) of the earlier edition. I recommend "the Young Man" of taste and talent to read the masterly analysis of, and criticism upon, Bishop Hall's Satires, in the 4th volume (alas, only a fragment!) of Warton's History of English Poetry. It is incomparable of its kind.