1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas May

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig. X5.



Tho' the Circumstance above mentioned [bitterness at losing the laureateship], in regard to King Charles, seems to imply that he was opinionated, and jealous of the Respect due to his own Merits, yet we must allow somewhat for the Frailty of Human Nature; and even his Enemies cannot surely deny him to have been a very good Poet.