1854 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Herbert

Robert Shelton Mackenzie, Note in Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 1:125n.



[Here's Thurlow half-witted, and Spencer half-attic,
Yet not lame in the light and the epigrammatic;
Herbert, tasteless and black as a glass of bad negus,
And Strangeford, who gather'd some gold from the Tagus.]

Dr. Herbert, son of the Earl of Carnarvon, dean of Manchester, author of Attila, and other poems of marked merit, and also of Mr. Henry William Herbert, the best sporting writer in America, ("Frank Forrester") distinguished as poet, novelist, critic, historian, and artist.