1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Leonard Welsted

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 2:124.



"Flow, Welsted, flow, like thine inspirer, beer,
Tho' stale, not ripe, tho' thin, yet never clear;
So sweetly mawkish, and so smoothly dull,
Heady, not strong, and foaming, tho' not full."