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

Edmund Smith

Samuel Pegge, 1778 ca; in Anonymiana, or Ten Centuries of Observations on various Authors and Subjects (1809) 457.



CENTURY X. XLVII.

As to what Captain Ragg, i.e. Ragg Smith, the author of Phaedra and Hippolytus, told Colonel Ducket, concerning Lord Clarendon's History; I have been told by a Gentleman that knew Smith very well, that he was one of the vainest fellows alive, and that he really believed Smith might say so; but that the thing was never the more true, or he the person concerned if true, for that Dr. Aldrich had never any great regard for him.