1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Harington

Charles Lamb to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 11 October 1802; in Letters, ed. Thomas Noon Talfourd (1837) 1:240.



Your Epigram on the Sun and Moon in Germany is admirable. Take 'em all together, they are as good as Harrington's. I will muster up all the conceits I can, and you shall have a packet some day. You and I together can answer all demands surely: you, mounted on a terrible charger, (like Homer, in the Battle of the Books,) at the head of the cavalry: I will lead the light horse.