1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Frances Arabella Rowden

Anonymous, Review of Rowdon, Poetical Introduction to the Study of Botany; Poetical Register and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801 (1802) 435-36.



This elegant work is not ill calculated for the design of its author. The volume opens with a series of prose lessons on the study of botany. The various classes of plants are then personified in the manner of Darwin. The versification also, is evidently formed on the model of that author, but is less objectionable, as being less affected and artificial.