1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Savage

Anna Seward to Thomas Park, 27 September 1802; Letters, ed. Scott (1811) 6:45.



As I remember, there are not more than fifty lines in the volume of Savage that I would have given a pin to have written. On the credit of the prejudiced Johnson, the public tried to like the poems of Savage. It tugged them up from the oblivion into which they had fallen, but soon let them drop again.