1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Croly

James Harley, in The Press, or Literary Chit-Chat. A Satire (1822) 28-29.



POCUS.
How like you Croly?

HOCUS.
He is much too fine,
And far too gorgeous in his lavish line;
His beauties are o'erwrought, and sober sense
Sinks 'neath a cloud of epithets so dense;
His Paris least, of all his works, abounds
In this unmeaning march of empty sounds.