1818 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Andrew Marvell

William Hazlitt, in Lectures on the English Poets (1818; 1909) 109.



Some of his verses are harsh, as the words of Mercury: others musical, as is Apollo's lute. Of the latter kind are his boat-song, his description of a fawn, and his lines to Lady Vere. His lines prefixed to Paradise Lost are by no means the most favourable specimens of his powers.