1877 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hamilton Reynolds

Bryan Waller Procter, in Procter: An Autobiographical Fragment (1877) 210-11.



Mr. John Hamilton Reynolds was lively, quick, and witty. His contributions to the London Magazine consisted chiefly of essays on character and jocose articles. He also was the author of some graceful poems, one of which extracted public commendation from Lord Byron. He was the author of The Garden of Florence, a poem founded (like those of many other writers) upon one of Boccaccio's stories. One of Mr. Reynolds' smaller poems, which begins, with a line like "Go where the water glideth gently ever," often rises up in my memory.