1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

George Croly, in Beauties of the British Poets (1828; 1847) xii.



Keats died at an early age, probably long before his powers were matured; but not till he had given promise of excellence in his peculiar style. His versification was chiefly formed on the model of Spencer; and few as his poems are, they exhibit a rich and delicate conception of the beauty of our language.