1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Ralph

Anonymous, in "Catalogue of the most celebrated Writers" Letters concerning the present State of England (1772) 393.



RALPH. No person can deny him abilities; but his history is mere party performance; Sir Robert Walpole giving him a pension for stopping his attack on his administration, shews, if any thing was wanting to shew the little knowledge that minister had of the pieces wrote for and against him. The best works of this author are the Critical Reviw of Publick Buildings, and the Case of Authors.