1811 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Russell Mitford

Anonymous, Review of Mitford, Poems; Poetical Register for 1810-11 (1814) 605.



If these poems had not speedily reached a second edition, we confess that we should have thought unfavourably of the public taste. They possess merit of no common kind. In every page we have found proofs that their author has a vigorous and elegant mind, a highly poetical imagination, a command of glowing language, and an ear finely tuned to all the harmony of verse.