1873 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hamilton Reynolds

Henry Fothergill Chorley, in Autobiography, Memoirs, and Letters (1873) 1:110 & n.



Then, too, the Athenaeum was from time to time enriched by Barry Cornwall's gem-like and musical verses, and by the brilliant, yet not always refined, criticisms of Hood's brother-in-law and partner in the Odes and Addresses to Great People, John Hamilton Reynolds.... Few, save perhaps surviving members of the Garrick Club, will be found who recollect the name of this writer. Yet it was brought before the world by no meaner judge than Lord Byron, who praised his "Safie;" and there is hardly an anthology devoted to verse of this century which does not include that deliciously musical lyric — "Go where the water glideth gently ever," — than which our Laureate himself has produced nothing more melodious.