1833 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bryan Waller Procter

Allan Cunningham, in "Biographical and Critical History of the Literature of the last Fifty Years" The Athenaeum (16 November 1833) 772.



BRYAN WALLER PROCTER, better known as BARRY CORNWALL, has taken a strong hold of the public heart by his fine dramatic scenes, and, latterly, by his very varied and exquisite lyrics. In the former he revived the grace and natural emotion of the older dramatists; the Lysander and Ione has wonderful sweetness of sentiment and fancy. His prose is simple in its construction, and has much of knowledge and nature.