1794 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Whitehouse

Anonymous, in Review of Whitehouse, Odes Moral and Descriptive; British Critic 3 (1794) 659.



Upon the whole, we are inclined to pass a very favourable judgment upon these Odes of Mr. Whitehouse; and the conviction of their general merit, added to a sense of our duty, are the only apology we intend to offer either for the minuteness, or the severity of our notice. — He joins to a richness of fancy much poetical enthusiasm, and we may venture to promise him no ordinary share of fame, if in the revision of these, or the production of future Odes, he will impose a stricter rein upon his muse, and sacrifice more largely to correctness.