1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Herrick

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:162.



Robert Herrick, a writer of Poems of much about the same standing and the same Rank in fame with the last mention'd [Robert Heath], though not particularly influenc'd by any Nymph or Goddess, except his Maid Pru. That which is chiefly pleasant in these Poems, is now and then a pretty Floury and Pastoral gale of Fancy, a vernal prospect of some Hill, Cave, Rock, or Fountain; which but for the interruption of other trivial passages might have made up none of the worst Poetic Landskips.