1818 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Gifford

James Hogg to John Murray, 11 August 1818; Smiles, in A Publisher and his Friends: Memoir of John Murray (1891) 2:6.



I am told Gifford has a hard prejudice against me, but I cannot believe it. I do not see how any man can have a prejudice against me. He may, indeed, consider me an intruder in the walks of literature, but I am only a saunterer, and malign nobody who chooses to let me pass.