1845 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Croly

George Gilfillan, in Gallery of Literary Portraits (1845) 209.



Altogether, though there be more pleasing, and polished, and popular preachers in London than Dr. Croly, we question if there be one who, taking him all in all, as poet, biographer, commentator, novelist, miscellaneous writer, public speaker, preacher, and talker, can be named in the same sentence.