1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Mark Akenside

Nathan Drake, in Literary Hours (1800) 2:79.



Two or three of the odes of AKENSIDE may be also mentioned as exhibiting some nervous and well selected description; his odes to Lord Huntingdon and on Lyric Poetry claim alike from Liberty and the Muse the meed of immortality; the general cast however of his style in this department is of a kind far inferior to the two productions just mentioned, and by no means of the genuine lyric hue.