1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Wolcot

John Keats to Fanny Keats, 6 February 1820; Works, ed. H. Buxton Forman (1901) 5:148.



The Papers I see are full of anecdotes of the late King: how he nodded to a Coal heaver and laugh'd with a Quaker and lik'd boil'd Leg of Mutton. Old Peter Pindar is just dead: what will the old King and he have to say to each other? Perhaps the King may confess that Peter was in the right, and Peter maintain himself to have been wrong.