1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Andrew Marvell

John Langhorne, in Review of Marvell, Poems; The Monthly Review 48 (March 1773) 241-42.



Marvel was a man of fine fancy and extraordinary wit; but his poetry, a few pieces excepted, has too much of that false brilliance and overlaboured imagery which was followed by the taste of his times.