1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Maurice

Anonymous, in "Thomas Maurice" The Literary Chronicle 6 (17 April 1824) 252.



Mr. Maurice, like many men of genius, was fond of society, but no economist, — a circumstance on which Beloe, in his Sexagenerian, has maliciously dwelt. Some few years ago, he came into some property, which induced him to commemorate the event by the purchase of a country residence; he had studied books, not men, and consequently he paid too dear for his "whistle;" a second folly was that of giving a dinner to an old friend and patron, the Duke of Sussex; and it was not long before he was relieved of all anxiety a temporary independence might have given him.