1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry John Todd

Anonymous, Review of Todd's Spenser; Poetical Register and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1805 (1807) 497.



In our volume for 1801 we had the pleasure of noticing Mr. Todd's Edition of Milton's Poetical Works. He has now turned his attention to another of our greatest poets, and with equal success. Mr. Todd is eminently qualified to perform with effect the duty of a commentator. To great research he unites, what is unluckily not always found in men of research, a liberal mind, an elegant taste, and a sound judgment. His edition of Spenser leaves little to hope from any future editor of that delightful bard.