1792 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Lyttelton

John Bennet, in "Letters to a young Lady" American Museum [Philadelphia] 11 (January 1792) 11.



Lord Lyttelton was not, by any means, a captial poet. There is, however, such a delicacy, softness, piety, and tender pathos in his strains, as do the highest credit to his own heart, and must improve that of every attentive reader. His monody upon his Lucy has immortalized his sensibility, his affection, and his virtue.