1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Maurice

Alexander Thomson, in The British Parnassus, at the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1801) 29-30.



You have also in mines Oriental who toil,
And smelt their ARABIAN Ore, like CARLYLE,
Till it issue pure gold, — or who richly and gaily
Can sport with their Fictions, like smart D'ISRAELI:
MAURICE too must be mention'd, that resolute man
In tracing the Fables of old HINDOSTAN;
Who contrives, though he can't Orientals peruse,
To give to his song ORIENTALISH hues.