1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Charles Abraham Elton

Anonymous, Review of Elton, Poems; Poetical Register and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1804 (1806) 488.



The author of these poems is an officer in the army. Should fortune favour him as much as the Muses have done, he will assuredly rank high in his profession. His volume deserves very warm approbation. It contains many compositions which would not disgrace writers of long-established fame. In blank or in rhymed verse, in playful or in serious subjects, he is equally polished and vigorous. He appears also to be entitled to the enviable praise of having a warm and pious heart.