1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Rushton

Francis William Blagdon, in Flowers of Literature for 1806 (1807) lxx.



Rushton's Poems deserve more than ordinary attention, not only from the melancholy circumstance of this author having experienced, for more than thirty years, the distressing calamity of blindness, but for their intrinsic merit. They are chiefly of the ballad kind, possessing much pathos and genuine feeling.