1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Montgomery

George Barrell Cheever, in Studies in Poetry ... A copious Collection of Elegant Extracts (1830) 330.



Montgomery is an amiable and pleasing writer, whose compositions, both prose and poetry, display a delightful fancy, and a feeling heart. His productions are particularly valuable, for their excellent moral and religious tendency. He is one of the few poets, whose volumes we may read through, without finding anything to shock the most refined and devotional taste.