1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Wordsworth

Thomas Holcroft, in Review of Wordsworth, Descriptive Sketches; The Monthly Review NS 12 (October 1793) 216.



More descriptive poetry! (See page 166, &c.) Have we not yet enough? Must eternal changes be rung on uplands and lowlands, and nodding forests, and brooding clouds, and cells, and dells, and dingles? Yes; more, and yet more: so it is decreed.