1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Tennant

Henry Glassford Bell, in "The Men whom I get Glorious with!" Edinburgh Literary Journal (30 October 1830) 225.



There's TENNANT, whom I get glorious with!—
In him the scholar and poet blend,—
The Scotch Ariosto — whose lays are penn'd
With a racy humour and fancy rare,
That sparkle like jewels through "Anster Fair!"
Tennant's the man for a swig at the can,—
So there's Tennant that I get glorious with!