1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Polwhele

David Macbeth Moir, in Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century (1851; 1856) 38.



Crowe's Lewisdon Hill, Bidlake's Country Parson, Gisborne's Walks in a Forest, and Cottle's Malvern Hills, were, as local poems, long admitted to the same library-shelf with the volumes of Denham and Dyer; while the Influence of Local Attachment, by Polwhele, not only evinced considerable powers of thought and language, but gave indications a higher excellence, which, however, the future efforts of the reverend author were not destined to fulfil.