1856 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Longworth

Evert A. and George L. Duyckinck, Cyclopedia of American Literature (1856) 2:2.



David Longworth, a respectable but whimsical bookseller of the times, who, in virtue of having a copy of Boydell's Shakespeare, the plates of which he exhibited in his second story, christened his shop the Shakespeare Gallery; sometimes too, calling it on the title-pages of his publications the Sentimental Epicure's Ordinary. He was an extensive publisher of plays foreign and native, and became famous for his enterprise of the New York Directory.