1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Quarles

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig. Cc.



His Works, both in Verse and Prose, are numerous and well known, particularly his Divine Emblems, which has been a good Copy to the old Booksellers, and is to this Day in great Request with one Sort of pious Readers; though, on Account of the obsolete Quaintness of the Stile, which most of the Writers of that Age made Use of, his Works, with those of many of his Cotemporaries once in high Repute, are now totally neglected, or at least held in but slight Estimation.