1808 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe

Walter Scott to Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, 1808; Sharpe, Letters (1888) 1:356-57.



William Gifford is "casting many a northward look," and I would bring as many blue bonnets to his assistance as I can. I have already found him three or four very clever articles. Mend your pen, therefore; put gall in your ink; we want a light lively satire on any subject you like.