1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Gildon

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 1:243.



A formidable Critick, who, like most criticks, was more successful in detecting faults, than in producing beauties. His writings, whether dramatick, critical or poetical, deistical or anti-deistical, are now forgotten.