1756 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Armstrong

James Hervey, 1756 ca.; in Works (1769; 1802) 6:295.



Pray have you got Dr. Armstrong's poem on health? It is highly extolled by Mr. [Joseph] Wharton, the translator of Virgil, as a most correct, and (which with him seems to comprehend all excellency) a classical performance. I should like to peep upon it by way of amusement; for as to the blessing it celebrates, I expect it not.