1794 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Julius Mickle

Thomas James Mathias, in Pursuits of Literature (1794) 13 & n.



To worth untitled would your fancy turn?
The Muse all friendless wept o'er MICKLE'S urn:
MICKLE, who bade the strong poetick tide
Roll o'er Britannia's shores in Lusitanian pride.

WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE, a man of genius, and of great poetical powers. He translated the Lusiad of Camoens in a free paraphrastic manner, but with the spirit of an original poet. I never could account for the neglect of so very poetic a work.