1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Puttenham

Anonymous, "On English Versification" in London Magazine 7 (January 1823) 32.



He who shall peruse Puttenham, may collect from him some information concerning the state of poetry in his day; and may understand what kind of verse was censured or praised, and what degree of estimation former English poets were then held in, but he must not expect much information upon the art itself.