1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Julius Mickle

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 3:306.



Mickle's Luciad will live, but it is not a translation; he has built upon the timbers of Camoens. The story is sometimes altered, and every where ornamented; and the descriptive parts, almost in every instance, original.