1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anne Hunter

William Taylor of Norwich to Robert Southey, 5 January 1804; J. W. Robberds, Memoir of the Life and Writings of William Taylor of Norwich (1843) 1:478.



Why do you not write novels? it is a line in which you would excel. Except Mrs. D'Arblay, we have not a novelist; and it is so much more profitable than any other line of writing, that Mrs. Hunter here has been making of her three Letitias, and Grubthorpe, and Mrs. Palmerston, almost five hundred pounds. It is enough to make a reviewer caustic out of envy.