1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Fuller

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, in Library Companion (1824; 1825) 2:518n.



Fuller must always be read with a certain degree of caution; for he was fond of a joke, and often picked up intelligence in a slovenly manner. There was a time when a fine copy of the folio Worthies, with a rich, warm impression of the portrait, was worth 12 12s.: that time will never return again, because the new quarto edition of the same work, in two volumes, is in reality the better edition, having corrections and a few additions — and being obtainable for one third of the money. — But the portrait — ay, there is the rub! 'Tis a fine specimen of Loggan's bold burin.