1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir James Mackintosh

David Irving, in Lives of the Scottish Poets (1804) 1:183.



The effects of the philosophical blended with the classical discipline may be perceived in the nobler pages of Mr. Mackintosh. The one marches with the dignity of a Roman senator; the other [Gilbert Wakefield] the irregular step of a feeble stripling.