1817 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Harington

Nathan Drake, in Shakespeare and his Times (1817; 1838) 251.



The genius of Harington was destined to revive, with additional vigour, in the person of Swift, who, to an equal share of physical impurity, united a richer and more fertile vein of coarse humour and caustic satire.