1820 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Anne Grant, 1820 ca.; Memoir and Correspondence, ed. Grant (1844) 3:237.



What a guardian angel he proved to the nation. There are two individuals who have adorned and benefited our country, whom it is a pleasure to trace into the very recesses of private life: there are no discoveries to make; — all is so fair, so clear, so honourable — the milk of human kindness flows forth so abundantly. I speak of Edmund Burke and Walter Scott. How delightful it is to find those diamonds without a flaw.