1713 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Philips

Henry Felton, in Dissertation on Reading the Classics (1713; 1715) 257-59.



Mr. Philips hath trod the nearest in his great Master's Steps, and hath equalled him in his Verse more than he falleth below him in the Compass and Dignity of his Subject. The Shilling is truly Splendid in his Lines, and his Poems will live longer than the unfinished Castle, as long as Blenheim is remembred, or Cyder drunk in England.