1800 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Philip Massinger

Robert Southey, 1800 ca.; Common-Place Book (1849-51) 4:331.



Lloyd in a note in the St. James's Magazine, vol. 2, p. 38, says of Massinger, (then recently published by T. Davies), that "he is a poet who wants only to be read that he may be admired!" Contrast this with Goldsmith's contemptuous review of the same edition!