1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Kirke White

Anonymous, Review of White, Clifton Grove; Poetical Register and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1803 (1805) 452-53.



These poems are the production of early youth. As such they are entitled to no small praise. Incorrectness may certainly be found, and ought as certainly to be pardoned when the age of the author is considered. These poems give the promise of future excellence, but we must caution him against exposing his compositions to the eye of the Public without due consideration.