1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Jane Vardill

Alfred Beauchamp, in "The Editor's Compliments of the Season" European Magazine 80 (December 1821) 533.



What VARIELLA, can we wish to thee?
For thou possessest all that's dear unto man;
Wit, Talents, Erudition, though they be
Not always so delightful in a woman;
Yet those who read thy Tales and Poems, see
A soaring mind, and genius most uncommon.
Still, still soar on! — In prose and verse still charm us,
For while thou lead'st the van, there's nought can harm us.