1849 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Isaac Reed

Robert Southey, in The Doctor (1849) 173.



But to the harmless relic-mongers we owe much; much to the Thomas Hearnes and John Nichols, the Isaac Reids and the Malones, the Haslewoods and Sir Egertons. Individually, I owe them much, and willingly take this opportunity of acknowledging the obligation.