1779 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Tickell

Vicesimus Knox, in "Minor English Poets" Essays Moral and Literary (1779) 2:277.



There is a force and solemnity in the poems of Tickell, which at least place him on a level with his patron [Addison] as a poet. His Colin and Lucy is one of the most sweetly pathetic poems in the language.