1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ambrose Philips

William Hazlitt, in Select British Poets (1824); Works, ed. Howe (1932) 9:240.



AMBROSE PHILIPS's Pastorals were ridiculed by Pope, and their merit is of an humble kind. They may be said rather to mimic nature than to imitate it. They talk about rural objects, but do not paint them. His verses descriptive of a NORTHERN WINTER are better.