1786 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Cowper

Robert Potter to Edward Jerningham, April 1786; Lewis Bettany, Edward Jerningham and his Friends (1919) 353.



Read The Task. Some parts are tedious: some are ill-judged; yet it will please you. It is not in a manner that promises to catch the flame of Homer.