1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hawkesworth

William Hazlitt, in English Comic Writers (1819; 1909) 139.



The Periodical Essayists that succeeded the Rambler are, and deserve to be, little read at present. The Adventurer, by Hawksworth, is completely trite and vapid, aping all the faults of Johnson's style, without anything to atone for them.