1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Clare

John Keats, in Letter of John Taylor to John Clare, 27 September 1820; Tim Chilcott, A Publisher and his Circle (1972) 119-20.



I think he [Keats] wishes to say to you that your Images from Nature are too much introduced without being called for by a particular Sentiment.... His Remark is only applicable now and then when he feels as if the Description overlaid and stifled that which ought to be the prevailing idea.