1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Langhorne

Anonymous, in "Catalogue of the most celebrated Writers" Letters concerning the present State of England (1772) 380.



LANGHORN. Some of his poems are pleasing exertions of a cultivated taste; but many of them have a mediocrity of composition, which neither offends nor pleases. His prose works are entertaining, except those on religion, which are very inferior to numerous others of cotemporary writers.