1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Rushton

Anonymous, Review of Rushton, Poems and other Writings; New Monthly Magazine NS 12 (October 1824) 460-61.



The present collection of Poems, the first edition of which appeared some years ago, is very creditable to the feelings and talents of its Author. They do not, indeed, display a rich and powerful imagination, nor are they distinguished by high poetical expression; but they exhibit the more substantial qualities of pure principle, of sound taste, of harmonious and humane feeling. An interesting and well-written Memoir of the late Mr. Rushton is prefixed to the volume, by the Rev. William Shepherd of Liverpool, who has also appended to it a poetical epistle addressed to the author, containing some very spirited lines.