1811 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas James Mathias

Lord Byron to Augusta Leigh, 30 August 1811; Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 2:14.



My friend Hodgson [in Gentle Alternative to the Reviewers] is not much honoured by the comparison to the Pursuits of L., which is notoriously, as far as the poetry goes, the worst written of the kind; the World has been long but of one opinion, viz. that it's sole merit lies in the Notes, which are indisputably excellent.