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

William Oldys

Samuel Pegge, 1766 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 126.



CENTURY III. XCVIII.

Mr. Oldys, Norroy, in making enquiries after the particulars of Shakspeare's Life, took all possible pains both at London and at Stratford to acquire a specimen of his Hand-writing, but never could obtain the least scrip. However, that print of him prefixed to the folio edition is declared, in the verses under, by Ben Jonson, to be extremely like him.