1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Jackson Pratt

Anonymous, "Literary Opinions: Mr. Pratt" The Cabinet NS 1 (May 1809) 409.



Mr. Pratt is an ingenious, pleasing writer, but a little tinctured with the affectation of "sentiment" and "poesy." This in any body else would be perfectly disgusting; but Mr. Pratt shews really a mind so amiable and liberal (I speak only from his works), that it is not easy to be disgusted with him. I think he has used the traveller's privilege a little: a romantic air is visible in most of his adventures.