1849 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Peter Heylyn

Robert Southey, in The Doctor (1849) 87.



Peter Heylyn was one who fell on evil times, and on whom, in consequence, evil tongues have fallen. But he was an able, honest, brave man, who "stood to his tackling when he was tasted." And if thou hast not read his Survey of the State of France, Reader, thou hast not read one our liveliest books of travels in its lighter parts; and one of the wisest and most replete with information that ever was written by a young man.