1799 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Denham

Catherine Rebecca Manners, in Review of Poetry (1799) 18-19.



Loyal Cowley's virtuous mind
Copious wit to learning join'd.
Denham in more measur'd lines
British poesy refines,
Teaching in his nervous page
Skill to the succeeding age.