1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir William Cavendish

Anonymous, "History of Knowledge, Learning, and Taste" in Universal Magazine 109 (December 1801) 407.



The marquis of Newcastle, in consequence of his rank rather than his merit, was celebrated among the poets. His writings, consisting of plays and poems, are now little regarded; but his book on horsemanship is yet held in esteem.