1757 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Quarles

Horace Walpole to George Montagu, 25 August 1757; Letters, ed. Cunningham (1906) 3:99.



You are very particular, I can tell you, in liking Gray's Odes — but you must remember that the age likes Akenside, and did not like Thomson! can the same people like both? Milton was forced to wait till the world had done admiring Quarles.