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

Rev. John Dart

Samuel Pegge, 1778 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 392.



CENTURY IX. I.

On a monument at Canterbury (Dart, History of the Cathedral of Canterbury, p. 65) Sir Thomas Hardress, Knight, is stiled "Serviens Domini Regis ad Legem," i.e. Serjeant at Law; and this is the common form of expression; see Dugdale, Orig. Jurid. But Mr. Dart translates it "a servant of God and the King." Most ridiculous!