1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Oliver Goldsmith

Anonymous, in "Catalogue of the most celebrated Writers" Letters concerning the present State of England (1772) 359.



GOLDSMITH. A writer of various merit, in some of his works lively and spirited; in others tame and little more than a compiler; but he is capable of any exertions. His poems are better than his prose works.