1818 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Donne

William Hazlitt, in Lectures on the English Poets (1818; 1909) 109.



Of Donne I know nothing but some beautiful verses to his wife, dissuading her from accompanying him on his travels abroad, and some quaint riddles in verse, which the Sphinx could not unravel.