1836 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Flatman

Richard Cattermole, in Sacred Poetry of the Seventeenth Century (1836) 2:359.



The judicious reader will infer from the subjoined poems by FLATMAN, that this writer, if unworthy of all the praise lavished on him by his contemporaries, as little deserves the severe and contemptuous censures which more recent critics have passed upon his pretensions to the character of a poet.