1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmond Malone

Richard Hurd, "Edmond Malone" 1801; Commonplace Book in Kilvert, Memoir of the Life and Writings of Richard Hurd (1860) 248-49.



Essence of Malone, in two parts, 1800, 1801, a lively piece of raillery [by George Hardinge], well applied; and more extensive in its use than the title may lead one to expect. For in Malone was exhibited the character of all our dull and tasteless Life writers, editors, and critics for half a century past. It is, in effect, a new Dunciad, in prose.