1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nicholas Toms Carrington

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 341.



A native of Plymouth, England, Carrington (1777-1830) was the author of several poems exhibiting a mastery of blank verse. He published The Banks of Tamar (1820), Dartmoor (1826), and My Native Village. His collected poems were published in two volumes, 12mo. Of these Dartmoor met with greater success than the author had anticipated. His account of the pixies, or fairies, of Devonshire is a favorite specimen of the graceful ease to which he had attained in the metrical flow of his language.