1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Congreve

Lord Byron, Journal, 10 March 1814; Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 397-98.



Went to the play with Hobhouse. Mrs. Jordan superlative in Hoyden, and Jones well enough in Foppington. What plays! what wit! Helas! Congreve and Vanbrugh are your only comedy. Our society is too insipid now for the like copy.