1758 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Johnson

William Shenstone to Robert Dodsley, 4 January 1758; in Letters, ed. Mallam (1939) 346.



Do you hear that Mr. Johnson's Shakespear will be publish'd this Winter? I have a prejudice (if Prejudice it may be call'd) in favour of all he undertakes; and wish the world may recompence him for a Degree of Industry very seldom connected with so much real Genius.