1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Gifford

Thomas Babington Macaulay, in "More's Life of Byron" (1830); Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 5:34.



Considered as a poet, [Gifford] was merely Pope, without Pope's wit and fancy; and whose satires are decidedly inferior in vigour and poignancy to the very imperfect juvenile performance of Lord Byron himself.