In literary craftsmanship, at once versatile and accomplished, he has no superior and scarcely a rival.
The advance in craftsmanship and command over the materiel of verse shown since the volume of 1830 is absolutely astounding.
Archaeologists are acquainted with objects of early art and craftsmanship, rude clay pipkins and stone weapons, which can only be classed as " human," and which do not bear much impress of any one national taste and skill.
The building was a superb example of craftsmanship from an era when quality was meant to survive those skilled men who proudly worked it.
His restlessness leads us at times to a comparison with Skelton, not in respect of any parallelism of idea or literary craftsmanship, but in his experimental zeal in turning the diction and tuning the rhythms of the chaotic English which only Chaucer's genius had reduced to order.