1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Ritson

Walter Scott, in "Song of One Volume More" 1823; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 4:435.



As bitter as gall, and as sharp as a razor,
And feeding on herbs as a Nebuchadnezzar,
His diet too acid, his temper too sour,
Little Ritson came out with his two volumes more.