1833 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Sotheby

Allan Cunningham, in "Biographical and Critical History of the Literature of the last Fifty Years" The Athenaeum (16 November 1833) 772.



WILLIAM SOTHEBY made us his debtors, by giving an English dress to The Oberon of Wieland: a poem which caught the fancy and employed the pencil of Flaxman. He has lately helped us to a portion of Homer, which seems more accurate than Pope, and less graphic than Cowper: he has merit too as an original writer.