1827 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Ann Browne

Anonymous, in Review of Browne, Mont Blanc and other Poems; The Literary Gazette (18 August 1827) 530.



There is a great deal of taste, talent, and feeling, in these pages; — wonderful, when we consider the age of the fair writer — an age when a sonata, a quadrille, a bead bracelet, a worked flounce, or a painted screen, are the usual objects of ambition's utmost stretch; and it is almost as strange as it is pleasing, at such an epoch of poetical excitation, to find fine thoughts adorned with elegant imagery and harmonious numbers.