1817 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Beloe

Anonymous, in Review of Beloe, The Sexagenarian (2 August 1817) 65.



It is impossible but that such a life of intercourse with the great, the learned, the mixed world, should abound with incident, and furnish ample stores for the common-place book of any man, though of infinitely less observation and powers of mind than Mr. Beloe. His is a very cornucopia of amusement, from the history of his College companions, many of them since Bishops, Judges, Peers, and Senators, to the latest date of his observation; through the whole classes of Poets, Politicians, Authors, Blue Stockings, Booksellers, &c. &c. &c. with whom, in the course of a long and various career, he had lived on terms of intimacy or friendship.