1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Merry

William Hazlitt, in "Mr. Gifford" The Spirit of the Age: or Contemporary Portraits (1825) 300.



His [Gifford's] attacks on Mrs. Robinson were unmanly, and even those on Mr. Merry and the Della-Cruscan School were much more ferocious than the occasion warranted. A little affectation and quaintness of style did not merit such severity of castigation.