1765 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lloyd

John Wilkes, 1765 ca.; Biographia Dramatica (1812) 1:458.



Mr. Wilkes says, that "Mr. Lloyd was mild and affable in private life, of gentle manners, and very engaging conversation. He was an excellent scholar, and an easy natural poet. His peculiar excellence was dressing up an old thought in a new, neat, and trim manner. He was contented to scamper round the foot of Parnassus on his little welch pony, which seems never to have tired. He left the fury of the winged steed and the daring heights of the sacred mountain to the sublime genius of his friend Churchill."