1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Merry

Alexander Thomson, in The British Parnassus, at the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1801) 55n.



Merry, the leader of the Della Cruscan Poets, is no longer an object of contemporary Criticism. Some of his Poems have great merit, in spite of the affectation with which they are tainted. See his two Elegies on Fontenoy and the Slaves, and his chaster production, the Pains of Memory.