1763 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Francis Hoyland

Anonymous, Review of Hoyland, Poems in Translations; The Critical Review 22 (July 1763) 44.



Mr. Hoyland's poems may be ranked amongst those numerous modern productions which, being written "invita Minerva," are read, and perhaps admired by a few partial friends, but not having any marks of true genius to command the public favour, soon sink into oblivion. A tameness and mediocrity runs through them, which shew the author to be utterly incapable of ever rising to any degree of perfection.