1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Noel Clarke Mundy

William Hayley, in Memoirs of William Hayley (1823) 1:339-40.



Mr. Mundy the poet, who has immortalized his own name, by his two excellent compositions on Needwood Forest, had been long a favourite of the Hayleys; and at present, with the most tender and generous friendship, endeavoured to promote an amicable plan of separation, between Hayley and his unhappy Eliza, which friendship considered as absolutely necessary to preserve the life of a husband, whose destiny had involved him in scenes of anguish and affliction, with which no human powers appeared strong enough incessantly to contend.