1803 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Dyer

Anonymous, Review of Dyer, Poems; Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1802 (1803) 434.



Though the muse of Mr. Dyer never soars into the more elevated regions of poetry, she never descends so low as to become an object of contempt. Mr. Dyer appears, in truth, to be a man of a benevolent mind, cultivated taste, elegant attainments, and classical knowledge. His poems, though occasionally negligent or feeble, may be read with some pleasure. His comic efforts are among his least successful ones.