1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hookham Frere

David Macbeth Moir, in Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century (1851; 1852) 192.



To say nothing of the Beppo, and Don Juan of Byron, and the Ring of Gyges, and Spanish Story of Barry Cornwall, a crowd of imitators [of Frere's Specimen of an intended National Work] have since followed in the same alluring path, but certainly without any one having quite come up to Whistlecraft in his peculiar eccentric excellencies.