1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Walpole

John Wilson, et. al., in Blackwood's Magazine (March 1822); Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 1:132.



EDITOR. The Bishop's first two volumes are not quite the potato. I hope the others are better.

ODOHERTY: Have you seen Horace Walpole's Memoirs?

EDITOR: I have. A most charming book. A most malicious, prying, lying old fox. What a prime contributor he would have made! — but to be sure, he was a Whig.

ODOHERTY: So am I. For that matter, half your best contributors are Whigs, I take it.