1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Aubrey

William Gifford, in Works of Ben Jonson (1816); Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 2:452.



Whoever expects a rational account of any fact, however trite, from Aubrey, will meet with disappointment.... Aubrey thought little, believed much, and confused everything.