1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Browne of Tavistock

Henry Francis Cary, Literary Journal for 1800; in Memoir of Henry Francis Cary (1847) 1:160.



March 30. Concluded Brown's Poems. There is much pleasing description of rural scenery, in versification often smoother than one could expect from the time in which he wrote, to be met with in Brown. But the plans of his poems are uninteresting, and affectation and conceit too often hold the place of simplicity and nature. Began P. Fletcher's Purple Island.