1817 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Hervey

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in Biographia Literaria (1817); Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:397.



The bloated and peculiar rhythm of Hervey, which is poetic only on account of its utter unfitness for prose, and might as appropriately be called prosaic, from its utter unfitness for poetry.