1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Hurdis

Nathan Drake, in Literary Hours (1800) 2:191.



It is obvious that a great source of novelty to our poetry may be derived from the improved state of natural history and many of our writers seem willing to avail themselves of the treasure. In the pieces of Mr. Hurdis are to be found several faithful draughts from nature, beautifully coloured, and unoccupied by any preceding artist.