1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas May

George Dyer, in History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (1814) 2:437.



Great allowances must be made for the structure of Mr. May's rhimed verse, and the translator comes with disadvantage after the poet, whose verse is very elegant and harmonious. But he was a man of learning: his Heir is a good comedy; and his Translation of Lucan has prefixed to it a few find complementary lines by Ben Jonson.