1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Sprague

John Neal, in "American Writers" Blackwood's Magazine 17 (February 1825) 202.



A young man of Boston, Massachusetts — a merchant's clerk, we believe, who obtained prize after prize, among the poets of his country, for his ADDRESS on the opening of sundry theatres. There is not much poetry in these pages, thus written; but — after all — they are about as good, and about as poetical, as the best of ours, by Johnson, Pope, Garrick, Byron, etc.