1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Warton

Bryan Waller Procter, in Effigies Poeticae, or, the Portraits of the British Poets (1824) 105.



From the Monument by Flaxman, in Winchester Cathedral.

JOSEPH WARTON, brother of the historian, is best known by his Essay on Pope. He wrote some verse, however, though not of great merit or pretension. He has, in this print, a quiet pleasing look, and seems as though he had forgotten himself to marble. The book which is open before him, and the name of Homer over his head, betray the schoolmaster, perhaps, as much as the poet.