1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Love Peacock

Anonymous, Review of Peacock, Palmyra, and other Poems; Poetical Register for 1806-07 (1811) 504.



Mr. Peacock, with whose compositions we are now for the first time made acquainted, is an author of very promising talents. His poems are deficient neither in vigour nor elegance. His two principal pieces, "Palmyra," and "Fioliar, King of Norway," have great merit. Even a fastidious reader may peruse them with pleasure. Mr. Peacock succeeds as well in ludicrous as in serious poetry. The song of "Levi Moses" is highly comic.