1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Pinkerton

Joseph Ritson to Mr. Paton, 19 May 1795; Letters of Joseph Ritson (1833) 2:75.



From the falsehood, impudence and scurrility of The Critical Review, I conclude that Pinkerton is one of its principal authors, and particularly the gentleman to whom I and my little publication are so much obliged. You will think me too revengeful when I wish he were compelled to subscribe his name to his criticisms.