1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Crabbe

Anonymous, "On Hearing Mr. Crabbe at the Magdalen, on Sunday, May 23" Morning Chronicle (25 May 1819).



When CRABBE to instruct us the pulpit ascended,
So ably his sermon Divine Truth defended;
So clearly the Doctrines of Faith and Works stated,
That could it three centuries back have been dated,
And CALVIN himself been enabled to meet us,
He'd have burn'd his own Books instead of SERVETUS.