1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Williams

Anonymous, Review of Poems, by Anthony Pasquin" Town and Country Magazine 21 (September 1789) 416.



We suspect that these Poems were written from the sordid motive of raising subscriptions and hush-money from the players. They can neither boast originality nor candour and are indeed truly despicable, not only where they censure but when they praise.