1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Gibbons

Anonymous, Review of Gibbons, The Christian Minister; The Monthly Review 47 (August 1772) 151.



We have so often given our sentiments of Dr. Gibbons, as a poet, that we can say nothing more on the subject, without being guilty of manifest tautology. — As a good and pious man, too much cannot be said in his commendation: but he loves rhiming, — and every man has his hobby-horse.