1899 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Thompson

Henry A. Beers, in English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century (1899) 87-88.



He had genuine poetic feeling, but little talent. In trying to reproduce Spenser's richness of imagery and the soft modulation of his verse, he succeeds only in becoming tediously ornate. His stanzas are nerveless, though not unmusical.