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

Bp. Thomas Percy

Samuel Pegge, 1778 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 239.



CENTURY VI. XXI.

Dr. Percy, Editor of the Reliques of Antient English Poetry, in his second edition, has enlarged the first Essay on the state and condition of the Minstrels among the Saxons; the occasion of which was this: I started some objections against this essay as it stood in the first edition, in a memoir read at the Antiquarian Society. He has now reviewed the subject, and replied to all the objections, in a polite manner; and I profess myself well satisfied. However I am not sorry the memoir was penned, because it has given him cause to re-consider the matter, and thereby to render his Essay the more complete.