1835 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Hayward Roberts

Robert Southey, in Life and Works of Cowper (1835-37) 3:32n.



Dr. Roberts's Judah Restored was one of the first books that I ever possessed. It was given me by a lady whom I most ever gratefully and affectionately remember as the kindest friend of my boyhood. I read it often and can still recur to it with satisfaction: and perhaps I owe something to the plain dignity of its style, which is suited to the subject, and everywhere bears the stamp of good sense and careful erudition. To acknowledge obligations of this kind is both a pleasure and a duty.