1761 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Beattie

Robert Lloyd, Review of Beattie's Original Poems; The Monthly Review 24 (June 1761) 393.



We congratulate our Readers on this new acquisition to the Republic of Letters. We have not met with, since Mr. Grey, (whom the Author before us has, both in his Odes and Elegies, chosen for his model,) a Poet of more harmonious numbers, more pleasing imagination, or more spirited expression.