1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Polwhele

Anonymous, in Anti-Jacobin Review 5 (1800) 201.



We have frequently had occasion to consider this respectable writer, in the various capacities of poet, historian, divine, classical scholar, and adept in polite literature; and have been truly surprised at the various excellencies which he has displayed in each of them. With a rich fancy, and a highly cultivated mind, he unites the advantages which learning supplies, and the still more important benefits which flow from solidity of judgment, and the profession of sound principles, religious and political.