1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lloyd

Anonymous, in Review of Lloyd, Poetical Works; The Monthly Review 51 (October 1774) 317.



The poems of the late very ingenious, but very unhappy Mr. Lloyd are here elegantly reprinted, with considerable additions from the St. James's Magazine, a periodical work in which that writer was concerned; and which was soon continued, for want of encouragement: though far superior to most other publications of the kind. Dr. Kenrick, the present Editor, has prefixed a well-written life of the Author; in which he justly reproaches the Public, for the unaccountable neglect that Mr. Lloyd's poems have met with, from the time of his decease, while applause hath been lavishly bestowed on very inferior writers.