1835 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Chamberlayne

Robert Southey, in Life and Works of Cowper (1835-37) 2:129-30.



Wither's pedestrian strain was only to be distinguished from prose by its rhymes; and Chamberlaine, though his Pharonnida was pitched in a higher key, rhymed on any word, however insignificant, that came in his way.