1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 2:279.



A man of talents who wrote personal and political verses with much wit and little decency; they were therefore admired beyond their merits in his days, and are forgotten in ours. The second specimen has not appeared in print.