1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Aikin

William Wordsworth, 13 May 1812; Remains of Henry Crabb Robinson (1932) 52.



Wordsworth was accustomed to express something like bitterness towards both Mrs. Barbauld & Dr. Aikin on account of their critical Editions of the poets, by which they intercepted, he said, the natural judgment of unaffected readers.