1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Daniel

William Hazlitt, in Select British Poets (1824) in Works, ed. Howe (1932) 9:237.



DANIEL is chiefly remarkable for simplicity of style, and natural tenderness. In some of his occasional pieces (as the Epistle to the Countess of Cumberland) there is a vast philosophic gravity and stateliness of sentiment.