1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Randolph

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig Cc2.



Randolphe's Turn, in his dramatic Works, is entirely to Comedy; his Language is elegant, and his Sentiments are forcible. — His Characters are, for the most part, strongly drawn, and his Satire well chosen and poignant. — In short, it were to be wished, that some Writer of Merit would endeavour at the raising him out of the Obscurity in which his Writings are buried, by altering his Pieces, so as to render them fit for the present Stage, or at the least giving the World a correct and critical edition of them.