1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe

Anonymous, Review of Sharp, Metrical Legends; Poetical Register for 1806-07 (1811) 539.



The poems of Mr. Sharpe are both polished and animated. They will be read with pleasure by the lovers of poetry. "The fiend with mantle grey," which is the first legend in the volume, is one of the most interesting tales of terror that we ever read. "Sir Hugh," also, which is of the same stamp, is well imagined and narrated. "False Lord Carleil and the fair Lady Alice" is told with much sweetness and pathos. There is, indeed, not one of the poems which is without merit.