Rymer's book
Note by A Milnes to As A Playwright a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

This was ' The Tragedies of the Last Age considered and examined by the practice of the Ancients and by the Common Sense of all Ages. In a letter to Fleetwood Shepheard ,' 1678.

'I have thought our poetry of the last age as rude as our architecture,' says this 'worst critic that ever lived';

and again,

' I will send you some reflections on that Paradise Lost of Milton's, which some are pleased to call a poem.'

Johnson might have spoken of this author in the same terms as he did of Settle, 'Enough of Rymer.'

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