1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Spence

Anonymous, in "Catalogue of the most celebrated Writers" Letters concerning the present State of England (1772) 397-98.



SPENCE. A very spirited and penetrating critic, whose Polymetis was an undertaking the best calculated that could be thought of for clearing up the obscurities of the classical writers. His humanity deserves the highest encomiums, for twice publishing for the benefit of distressed ingenuity.