1766 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Carew

Samuel Pegge, 1766 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 21-22.



CENTURY I. XL.

"A learned gentleman," says Mr. Warton, in his observations upon Spenser, "one R. C. who has inserted a letter to Camden in his Remains, thus speaks:" and then he cites a passage from the Remains, article "Language." This R. C. is Richard Carew of Anthony in Cornwall, Esq. the author of the Survey of the County of Cornwall: and in a late edition of the Survey, 1723, this piece of his, intutled The Excellency of the English Tongue, is prefixed as a new piece then first printed, whereby the bookseller has apparently imposed upon the purchasers, since it was already extant among Camden's Remains.