Well, I looked at the film he posted. I don't know whether his figures are accurate. I thought the woman said 13,000.
But numbers aside I think the film made the case.
Does anyone read Spenser still these days? One of the greatest poets in the language and commonly described as "the poets' poet". He was a favourite from his own time down to about the time of the Great War (1914-1918). Nowadays people lack the patience to read someone who doesn't write short diamond-like offerings but develops effects over hundreds of lines.
Spenser's Faerie QueenMammon emmoued was with inward wrath;
Yet forcing it to faine, him forth thence led
Through griesly shadowes by a beaten path,
Into a gardin goodly garnished
With hearbs and fruits, whose kinds mote not be red:
Not such, as earth out of her fruitfull woomb
Throwes forth to men, sweet and well sauoured,
But direfull deadly blacke both leafe and bloom,
Fit to adorne the dead, and decke the drery toombe.