1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Ryves

John Langhorne, Review of Ryves, Poems; The Monthly Review 58 (March 1778) 237.



This Lady's poetry is easy and not inelegant; she seems to be fond too of an easy posture, if we may judge from the following lines:

Where a cool spring, o'er-arch'd with trees,
Gives freshness to the languid breeze,
"I'll on the velvet moss recline!"

We must do her the justice to say that her poetry is, in general, above the common run.