1818 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Chalmers

Lord Byron to John Murray, 8 January 1818; Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 4:192.



You can make any loss up
With "Spence" and his Gossip,
A work which must surely succeed;
Then [Chalmers's] Queen Mary's Epistle-craft,
With the new "Fytte" of Whistlecraft,
Must make people purchase and read.