1846 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Branwhite Clarke

Bernard Barton to C. B. Taylor, 23 February 1846; Barton, Memoir, Letters, and Poems (1850) 50.



Another ramble, too, over some heathy or furzy hill, where we looked down on "Hadley in the Hole," and traced the windings of the brooklet, called by courtesy a river — the Brett, or Breta, I forget which they called it. If my memory err not, little Clarke (Branwhite) was with us on that occasion — he whom the Eclectic Review maliciously wrote of when they said they did not dispute his title of M.A., the art of poetry only being excepted. But he wrote pleasing verse despite their cavils.