1762 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Mallet

William Shenstone to Thomas Percy, 16 May 1762; Letters, ed. Williams (1939) 625.



The best thing in Mallet's Poems (2 s) is, his verses upon Mr. Charles Stanhope, which are truly characteristick. His Emma has not that simplicity or Beauty, which one would expect from so tender a subject.