1834 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Lyttelton

Thomas Babington Macaulay, in "Mackintosh's History" Edinburgh Review (1834); Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:610.



Pedantry was so deeply fixed in his nature, that the hustings, the treasury, the exchequer, the House of Commons, the House of Lords, left him the same dreaming schoolboy that they found him.