1776 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Jackson of Exeter

Charles Burney, in A General History of Music (1776-89; 1935) 2:1016-17.



Mr. LINLEY, and Mr. JACKSON of Exeter, in their elegies at least, have stedfastly adhered to a style of their own, which seems to have been formed upon the melodies of our best old English masters, and those of the last age, that were most worthy of being preserved.