1834 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Sotheby

John Wilson, in "Spenser" Blackwood's Magazine 36 (1834) 430.



The days of chivalry are not yet gone from all men's imaginations — and we know far more about them than of the days of the older heroism. Shall our own Spenser, then, be neglected by his own people, and the Faery Queen lie unread, while in a year we have a second edition — for behoof of those who have no Greek — of Sotheby's Homer?