1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Clio Rickman

Anonymous, Review of Rickman, Poetical Scraps; Poetical Register and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1803 (1805) 453.



We are almost weary of informing versifiers that rhime and measure alone will never make poetry. But we have read Mr. Rickman's two volumes, and they compel us to repeat this disagreeable truth. We fear that his stationer and printer will be the only persons likely to receive pleasure from his publication.