1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

Robert Southey to C. W. W. Wynn, 26 January 1797; New Letters, ed. Curry (1965) 1:119.



I am no friend to the harmony with which we have been cloyed since the days of Pope. Churchill is too rough: but there is a medium, and I am on the side of Bowles versus Reviewers, who by the by are generally a set of stupid fellows.