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

Thomas Nashe

Samuel Pegge, 1766 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 60.



CENTURY II. VIII.

Nash, in his Supplication to the Devil, p. 20, has these words, "An Antiquarie is an honest man, for he had rather scrape a piece of copper out of the dyrt, than a crowne out of Ployden's standish." This Ployden is the famous Lawyer commonly called Plowden, as in the proverb, "the case is altered, quoth Plowden."