1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Walsh

Thomas Campbell, in Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 320.



WILLIAM WALSH was knight for his native county, Worcestershire, in several parliaments, and gentleman of the horse to Queen Anne, under the Duke of Somerset. Though a friend to the Revolution, he was kind to Dryden, who praised him, as Pope must have done, merely from the motive of personal gratitude; for except his encouragement of the early genius of Pope, he seems to have no claim to remembrance.