1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Quarles

Robert Southey to C. W. W. Wynn; 12 September 1797; New Letters, ed. Curry (1965) 1:146.



I doubted not that you would agree with me in thinking very highly of quaint old Quarles. You shall see his Argalus and Parthenia when we meet. It is more ridiculous than his Emblems, but often very fine and never tame.