1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Matthew Prior

Leigh Hunt, in "Among my Books" The Indicator (1823; 1845) 2:141.



Book-prints of all sorts, bad and good, take with me as much as when I was a child; and I think some books, such as Prior's Poems, ought always to have portraits of the authors. Prior's airy face with his cap on, is like having his company.