Mr Davies

Sherard Vines, Movements in modern English poetry and prose, Oxford University Press, 1927, p.29.

No poet, writing in these days of the country or of « low life » can avoid cliches ; the thing has been done too many times.
But like the industrious caddis fly, Mr Davies weaves of these dead fragments a harbour for new life, and that his own. Nightingales for example, have too many times, in literary history, lured the poet forth to some melodious plot of beechen green ; but too many times have nightingales…