1811 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Percival Stockdale

Anonymous, Review of Stockdale, Poetical Works; Poetical Register for 1810-11 (1814) 608.



Nearly the whole of the poems contained in these volumes were published separately in the quarto form, between the years 1760 and 1800. We are well pleased to see them collected. Mr. Stockdale was a man of vigorous and poetical mind. Though sometimes negligent, his writings always bear the stamp of superior talent. Had he been a little more attentive to the minor graces of composition, his works would doubtless have obtained more than they did of the popular favour.