1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joshua Sylvester

William Wordsworth, in Essay, Supplementary to the Preface (1815); Prose, ed. Grosart (1876) 2:111-12.



Who is there that now reads the Creation of Dubartas? Yet all Europe once resounded with his praise; he was caressed by kings; and, when his Poem was translated into our language, the Faery Queen faded before it