1826 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen

Anonymous, in Review of Wiffen's Tasso; Quarterly Review 34 (June 1826) 12, 14; Allibone, Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 3:2710.



On the whole, we cannot consider this work as a close version of Tasso; and Mr. Wiffen's composition, though respectable, has many deformities.... We think ourselves warranted, then, in saying that Mr. Wiffen (though he has fairly distanced Hoole and Hunt) cannot hope to contend successfully with Fairfax.