1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Richardson

William Godwin, in "Of Choice in Reading" The Enquirer (1797) 134-35.



He has drawn in Lovelace and Grandison models of a debauched and of an elevated character. Neither of them is eminently calculated to produce imitation; but it would not perhaps be adventurous to affirm that more readers have wished to resemble Lovelace, than have wished to resemble Grandison.