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Pissing on Idiots

Colin Burrow: Extreme Editing, 6 October 2011

Richard Bentley: Poetry and Enlightenment 
by Kristine LouiseHaugen.
Harvard, 333 pp., £29.95, April 2011, 978 0 674 05871 2
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... and yet knowingly to put words in his mouth, not heard of till a whole Century after him.’ Kristine Haugen’s Bentley is a different beast. He is not the tyrant of Trinity, or the dunce of all dunces, but the man who connected English classical scholarship to the European republic of letters. She regards him as the heir of Joseph ...

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