1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Tickell

Hannah More to Mrs. Boscawen, 13 May 1780; Memoirs of Hannah More (1835) 1:107.



How do you like the Wreath of Fashion, by Tickell (grandson of Addison's Tickell)? I hope you have seen it, and like it. I was much entertained with it, if I may say so of a thing which glances a little satirically at some of my acquaintance; the satire, however, is well-mannered and decent, and not of that immoral and flagitious kind which has lately been so much written and encouraged. In my humble opinion, he bids fair to become one of the best of our modern bards; if he has any fault, I think it is the want of plan and perspicuity, but he is very young, and will write still better.