1810 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Julius Mickle

Walter Scott, 1810 ca.; Thomas Campbell, Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 609n.



Mickle's facility of versification was so great, that, being a printer by profession, be frequently put his lines into type without taking the trouble previously to put them into writing; thus uniting the composition of the author with the mechanical operation which typographers call by the same name.