Rotten Reviews: John Donne

“Of his earlier poems, many are very licentious; the later are chiefly devout. Few are good for much.”

Henry Hallam, Introduction to the Literature of Europe 1837

Excerpted from: Barnard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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