1831 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Daniel

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 11 September 1831; in Table Talk (1884) 138.



Daniel is a superior man; his diction is pre-eminently pure — of that quality which I belive has always existed somewhere in society. It is just such English as Wordsworth or Sir George Beaumont might have spoken or written in the present day.