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

Rev. Thomas Fuller

Samuel Pegge, 1778 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 449-50.



CENTURY X. XXVI.

Dr. Fuller wrote his two volumes, "Introductio ad Prudendum," and "Ad Sapientiam," for the use of his son: an unkind act of a most affectionate father! What could he do worse for his son than to introduce him into the world with all that parade to turn the eyes of all mankind upon him; and, in short, so to raise every one's expectations concerning him, that unless he proves a most incomparable person, he must disappoint them, and appear little?