1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Niccols

Joseph Haselwood, in Bliss, Athenae Oxonienses (1815) 2:167.



Nicholls is said by Mr. Park, in Cens. Literaria, iii. 160, to be "a melodious versifier, if not a first-rate poet." He was so fond of melody in poetry, that he regularly, almost, altered all the rugged lines in the Mirrour for Magistrates, when he reprinted the several parts; and occasionally re-wrote a stanza, dropt whole lines, added a foot, or lopt one off, &c. The edition of 1610 is certainly his own.