1799 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Johnson

Catherine Rebecca Manners, in Review of Poetry (1799) 28.



Sense, by studious thought refin'd,
Critic taste, with candour join'd,
Strong discernment, just and clear,
Graceful diction, truth severe,
Piety's seraphic flame
Mark enlighten'd Johnson's name.