1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Gilbert Cooper

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 2:382.



An imitator and translator from the French. The English Anacreon he has been called! Anacreon, and Pindar, and Homer, and Juvenal, have been used as scurvily by our complimentary criticks, as Brutus, and Aristides, and Anacharsis were by the wild Jacobins in France.