1845 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Raleigh

Edward Farr, in Select Poetry chiefly devotional of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (1845) xxii.



Considerable uncertainty prevails as to Sir Walter Raleigh's poetical productions, but that he was capable of producing poetry of a very high order, some pieces undoubtedly written by him abundantly testify. Among these are one or two hymns written during his imprisonment, which exhibit not only his genius, but the sincerity of his heart and the piety of his feelings.