1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Potter

John Langhorne, Review of Potter, Poems; The Monthly Review 51 (July 1774) 20.



The Author of these Poems is known to the literary world by a pretty descriptive piece, called Holkham, the celebrated seat of Lord Leicester; by Kymber, an encomium on the Wodehouse family, in the style and taste of Milton's Lycidas, and written with considerable spirit and enthusiasm; but, more particularly, by a very beautiful Farewel Hymn to the Country, in imitation of Spenser. With these poems, already published, at different times, and respectively noticed in our Review, a few others of less character and consequence contribute to make up this volume; — at the end of which we find an advertisement, that the Author is preparing for the press a translation of the entire tragedies of Euripides; a piece of intelligence, which we cannot consider as unimportant to English literature, because such a translation was wanting, and it seems here to have fallen into proper hands.