1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Dennis

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 306.



To collect the many excellent anecdotes, and to appreciate fully the merits of this remarkable man would require more space than here can be allotted. An unhappy temper once hurried him to attempt murder, and the same malady provoked and exposed him to the ridicule of his contemporary wits and witlings. His critical Works should be collected.