1879 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Shadwell

Walter Hamilton, in Poets Laureate (1879) 119.



Shadwell's short tenure of the post of Laureate was chiefly remarkable from the fact that he it was who commenced the composition of regular Anniversary Odes, and for the extreme bitterness and virulence of the critical attacks to which these, and his other works, were subjected.