1748 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Hervey

Countess of Hertford to Lady Luxborough, 1748; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:397.



Have you met with two little volumes which contain four contemplations written by a Mr. James Hervey, a young Cornish or Devonshire clergyman? The subjects are upon walking upon the tombs, upon a flower-garden, upon night, and upon the starry heavens. There is something poetical and truly pious in him.