1796 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Walpole

Henry Fuseli to William Roscoe, 1796; Life of William Roscoe (1833) 1:113n.



I understand that Lord Orford, the quondam Horace Walpole, has given an ample suffrage to what he saw of [your life of ] Lorenzo [the Magnificent]. That he should have done so surprises me not, but I am a little hurt at your having wished for it. The editor of Vertue's trash should not have had much consequence in your eyes, though I shall not deny that there are "disjecti membra poetae" in the Mysterious Mother.