1781 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Hole

Edmund Cartwright, in Review of Hole's Translation of Homer's Hymn to Ceres; The Monthly Review 65 (August 1781) 117.



Our Readers will, by this time, no doubt, agree with us, that the style of Mr. Hole's translation is by no means destitute of spirit or freedom; that his versification is in general easy and harmonious; and that his language, if allowance be made for the haste with which the translation may probably have been composed, is far from being inelegant. In a word, this Writer, if we mistake not, will prove an ornament to the poetic world.