1848 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Cornelius Webbe

Edgar Allan Poe, "Marginalia CXV" 1848 ca; Works (1853) 3:538.



Cornelius Webbe is one of the best of that numerous school of extravaganzists who sprang from the ruins of Lamb. We must be in perfectly good humor, however, with ourselves and all the world, to be much pleased with such works as "The Man about Town," in which the harum-scarum, hyperexcursive mannerism is carried to an excess which is frequently fatiguing.