1813 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Croly

Henry Crabb Robinson 5 April 1813; Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence (1870; 1872) 1:216.



With [John] Walter [of The Times], who introduced me to Croly, his dramatic critic, who is about to go to Hamburg to discharge the duty I performed six years before. Croly is a fierce-looking Irishman, very lively in conversation, and certainly has considerable talent as a writer; his eloquence, like his person, is rather energetic than elegant, and though he has great power and concentration of though, he wants the delicacy and discrimination of judgment which are the finest qualities in a critic.