1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Beattie

John Thelwall, in The Peripatetic (1793) 1:97



In spite of all the impediments ... my anxious heart could not but receive some consolation, when (embellished with all the charms of sentiment and description) I traced in the youthful manners and dispositions of Edwin, the faithful delineation of my own boyish years; and beheld, as in a mirror, the reflection of my own eccentric mind.