Excerpt from The Album, Vol. 1: April-July, 1822
With the exception of Pope, the age of Anne had'no poet - absolutely none for no one dreams in these days of calling Cato, - or the Letter from Italy - or Cadenas and Vanessa, - or Gay's Fables - poetry. Young, it is true, lived in the reign of Anne; but the works on which his fame rests were composed at so much later a period, that he can scarcely be classed among the writers of whom we speak. Indeed, we believe, that very few even of his earlier pieces were composed, or at least published, till after the death of Queen Anne.' Addison and Swift are the two other great pillars on which the fame of this era rests.
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