1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Moultrie

David Macbeth Moir, in Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century (1851; 1852) 307.



The Rev. John Moultrie, a poet of elegant mind and of considerable pathetic power, should have been before mentioned, as more strictly belonging to the time of Heber, Milman, and Croly, and as a coadjutor of Macaulay and Mackworth Praed in The Etonian. His Godiva is said to have been a great favourite with the late Mr. Gifford of the Quarterly — a not very lenient judge; and many of his lyrics overflow with sentiment and feeling. His verses on his Brother's Grave are particularly striking.