1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Davies

John Langhorne, Review of Davies's Poetical Works, ed. William Thompson; The Monthly Review 48 (June 1773) 510.



Sir John Davies, the cotemporary of Shakespeare, was one of the best philosophical poets of that age; and, as the present Editor, in his account of Sir John's life, observes, "his poem on the Immortality of the Soul, will make his name live as long as our language:" we regret with Mr. Thompson, that his poem on Dancing was left unfinished.