1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Whitehead

Anonymous, in Review of Mason's Whitehead, The Critical Review 65 (March 1788) 177.



His Odes, these tedious repetitions of courtly compliment, were often spirited and poetical; and, if his successor shines with a brighter fire, or more varied imagery, he does not excel Mr. Whitehead in precision, or the gloss, which is the effect of "limae labor et mora."