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

William Vallans

Samuel Pegge, 1766 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 206.



CENTURY V. LI.
W. Vallans says of the Swans, in Leland's Itinerary, vol. V. p. xii.

Then they salute Hunsdon the Nurserie,
And Foster house of thrise renowned Swannes.

But sure we ought to read "Swaines," for the Author proceeds to speak of the Family of Cary Lord Hunsdon.