1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Denham

William Hazlitt, in Select British Poets (1824) in Works, ed. Howe (1932) 9:238.



SIR JOHN DENHAM's fame rests chiefly on his Cooper's Hill. This poem is a mixture of the descriptive and didactic, and has given birth to many poems on the same plan since. His forte is strong, sound sense, and easy, unaffected, manly verse.