1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Cunningham

Bryan Waller Procter, in Effigies Poeticae, or, the Portraits of the British Poets (1824) 89-90.



From a Drawing by Bewick, in the possession of Miss Hornby.

The person of this author seems to claim some affinity to the meagre look of the miser, Elwes. He has a projecting face, a shallow crown, and a hat to fit, and looks altogether well fitted to keep watch over the sleeping gold, which that anomaly in human nature hoarded, with a care excelling even the profusion with which he squandered it among the dicers and card players of our moral metropolis. Having glanced at CUNNINGHAM'S person, we need not detain the reader with his poetry.