1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry Boyd

Robert Southey, in Quarterly Review 31 (1824-25) 283.



The strong interest which Hayley's account of Ercilla [in Essay on Epic Poetry] excited, induced Mr. Boyd (the translator of Dante and of his imitator the Abate Monti's phantasmagoric poem) to perform the patient task of translating the whole Araucana, some fifteen years ago, but the version has not found its way to the press.