1778 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Elstob

Samuel Pegge, 1778 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 237.



CENTURY VI. XV.

Mrs. Elstob says, in her preface to the Saxon Homily, p. vi. she had "accidentally met with a specimen of King Alfred's version of Orosius into Saxon, designed to be published by a near relation and friend." This was her brother, William, whose transcript intended for the press I am possessed of; see also Mr. George Ballard's preface to his transcript, p. 47.