1825 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Davies

Joseph Cradock, 1825 ca.; Literary and Miscellaneous Memoirs (1828) 4:245-46.



But no man, at last, he [Garrick] so much disliked as Tom Davies. Little did he think that he would be the chief person, who applied to all his friends for materials to write his Life, in two volumes, after his decease. I never told Tom Davies that Garrick said: "He believed most authors that frequented that shop, met merely to abuse him;" as I recollect he took offence at some pamphlet published by Davies about Henderson. But Davies was fond of reciting all the squabbles of the theatre.