1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Cosens

Anonymous, Review of Cosens, The Oeconomy of Beauty in a Series of Fables; The Monthly Review 58 (January 1778) 76.



The name of the Author, who is rather celebrated as a preacher than as a poet, is now likewise first published. Dr. Cosens is, undoubtedly, a man of wit; but, in his versification, he comes short of the easy, natural flow of Gay and Moore.