1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hughes

Lord Byron, in On the Rev. W. L. Bowles's Strictures (1821); Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 4:553.



Tragedy is one of the highest presumed orders. Hughes has written a tragedy, and a very successful one; Fenton another; and Pope none. Did any man, however, — will even Mr. B[owles] himself, — rank Hughes and Fenton as poets above Pope?