Eric Sutherland Robertson

Standard Name: Robertson, Eric Sutherland
Used Form: Eric S. Robertson


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Literary responses Felicia Hemans
As the Victorian period advanced, FH 's popularity with readers held firm, but critics became less enthusiastic. George Gilfillan published a substantial article on her in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine in 1847, placing her first in...
Literary responses Harriet Hamilton King
Eric Robertson in English Poetesses, 1883, suggested that HHK 's writings excelled those of Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the same topic in their truth and spontaneity.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research.
199: 198
In the entry on HHK in...
Literary responses Caroline Norton
Eric Robertson in English Poetesses, 1883, gave The Lady of La Garaye the reputation of CN 's best work of poetry.
Robertson, Eric Sutherland. English Poetesses. Cassell.
Literary responses Adelaide Procter
The high opinions of many of AP 's contemporaries did not carry over into later assessments, although Eric Robertson in his English Poetesses, 1883, praised her for having reached the toiling busy thousands who...
Literary responses Menella Bute Smedley
Writing in 1883, Eric S. Robertson expressed enthusiasm for the nobility of MBS 's thought and delicate treatment of form. Though he praised Lady Grace only faintly, he asserted that her shorter poems, however, are...
Literary responses Augusta Webster
In the 1870s and 1880s AW was mentioned in periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic—in Harper's and Scribner's, for instance, as well as in English publications—as one of the leading women poets of...
Reception Christina Rossetti
CR 's critical reputation stood very high from the appearance of Goblin Market, although she was not a popular poet. H. Buxton Forman in Our Living Poets, 1871, got her middle name wrong...
Textual Features Menella Bute Smedley
The poem A Contrast addresses the double sexual standard: the gulf which separates the innocence, and ignorance, of a bride from the licence which society permits the bridegroom. The Athenæum called the poem a graceful...


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Robertson, Eric Sutherland. English Poetesses. Cassell, 1883.
Robertson, Eric Sutherland. Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Kennikat Press, 1972.