1934 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Philip Doyne

Roderick Marshall, in Italy in English Literature 1755-1815 (1934) 53-54.



Tasso's lessons in religion and morality were even more especially insisted upon by his first translator since Fairfax, who now appeared on the scene in the person of the warm-hearted Irishman, Philip Doyne, about whom little seems to be known. It is written in blank verse which is fairly competent and sometimes reaches a real fusion of sentiment with sound.