1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Rogers

George Barrell Cheever, in Studies in Poetry ... A copious Collection of Elegant Extracts (1830) 261.



In describing some of the reminiscences of childhood, Rogers has displayed a chaste refinement and pensive delicacy of thought very nearly allied to that of Goldsmith; though his versification and style are far inferior. He is sometimes pathetic, as in the tale of Ginevra, but his genius is not vivid or powerful. Some of his smaller pieces display a captivating sweetness and softness of conception, and the moral tone of his poetry, though not elevated, is always pure.