1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir William Davenant

Nathan Drake, in Literary Hours (1800) 2:165.



Of the fragment of Davenant [Gondibert] it will be sufficient to observe, that his mode of versification, and his total rejection of machinery were of themselves adequate to produce neglect. It has however its beauties, though not of the first order.