1810 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Huddesford

Walter Scott, in "Living Poets" Edinburgh Annual Register for 1808 (1810) 2:435.



In comedy, the present time has nothing to boast; and in satire very nearly as little. Some miserable attempts have been made by nameless authors, in volumes equally nameless, to distinguish themselves by sounding the rusty trump of personal scandal; but we have seen nothing which merits the generous though severe title of satire. Huddesford, who possessed some humour and power of verse, has not fulfilled the promise of his earlier poems.