1859 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. John Hacket

David Masson, in Life of John Milton (1859-94; 1965) 1:352n.



Whoever wants a folio of the seventeenth century for light historical reading cannot do better than procure this book [Life of Archbishop Williams]. Although a continuous and extravagant panegyrick, it is a most lively piece of biography, and is full of interesting and exact information not to be easily found elsewhere. In copiousness of allusion and in wit, Hacket somewhat resembles Fuller.