1820 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Jackson

Robert Southey, in Life and Correspondence, in Allibone, Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 1:947.



In my judgment the most valuable of all our English divines.... I think you would find three or four pages per day a wholesome and pleasant diet.... The philosophy, the strength of faith, and the sincere religious belief with which his three folios.... An author with whom, more almost than any other author, one might be contented in a prison.