1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Philip Sidney

William Hazlitt, in Age of Elizabeth (1820; 1845) 164.



Sir Philip Sidney is a writer for whom I cannot acquire a taste. As Mr. Burke said, "he could not love the French Republic" — so I may say, that I cannot love The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, with all my good-will to it.