1820 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Aikin

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1820 ca.; Table Talk (1884) 320.



On William Smith, of Norwich, asking me what I thought of the Monthly Review or Magazine, and of Dr. Aikin, its editor, I was provoked, by his evident wish that I should say something in its favour, to reply, — "That all men of science or literature could attest that the one was a void Aikin, and the other an aching void."