1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Fairfax

E. O. E., "Fairfax's Eclogues" Gentleman's Magazine 97 (December 1797) 1009.



And now, Mr. Urban, that I am on the subject of poetry, I shall be glad to propose an interesting subject of arguing to your more curious readers. In "Cooper's Muse's Library" we are informed, that Fairfax, besides his other works, wrote "certain witty Eclogues, which are still in manuscript." One of these, "by the indulgence of the family," the editor has inserted in her very elegant work.

It would be well worth while to have these Eclogues produced to the publick. They are, doubtless, still in the hands of the family, who, on proper application, would hardly refuse to communicate what would be so important to the interests of elegant literature.

E. O. E.