1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Lloyd

David Macbeth Moir, in Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century (1851; 1852) 89.



Of Coleridge's original coadjutors, Lloyd and Lamb, only a few words require to be said. The former had considerable vigour and originality, but was involved and deficient in directness. In his Nugae Canorae there were many striking poems and passages; but the harshness and ruggedness of his versification for ever debarred him from being a popular favourite. He is best remembered by his faithful and spirited translation of The Tragedies of Alfieri.