1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Richards

Richard Polwhele, in "The Visitation of the Poets" 1800; Traditions and Recollections (1826) 2:753.



And Richards a stanza or two had now hit on,
Sublime as his own "Aboriginal Briton!"
When open the doors of the theatre flew,
And six poets from Cam appear'd awful in view!