1858 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Gayton

Samuel Austin Allibone, in Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 1:657.



Wood tells us that, when turned out of employment, he "lived in London in a sharking condition, and wrote trite things merely to get bread and to sustain him and his wife" — Alum. Oxon. Who would believe such presumption possible? Why did not Anthony teach "him and his wife " how to live without "bread"? No marvel that his honest indignation was aroused! Some of Gayton's works now bring high prices.