1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Crabbe

David Carey, in "The Mansion of the Poets" Beauties of the Modern Poets (1820) xxi-xxii.



Now came forward from a very inferior part of the building, a reverend looking personage, and with a firm and steady countenance, proceeded towards the tribunal. He was clad in the garb of a clergyman. His composition was strong, nervous, and pourtrayed in powerful and glowing colours the characteristics of rural and lowly life. He was loudly cheered, and invited to take up his abode in a more elevated part of the mansion. It was CRABBE.