1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Godwin

Percy Bysshe Shelley, in "Letter to Maria Gisborne" 1820; Works, ed. H. B. Forman (1882) 3:235.



You will see
That which was Godwin, — greater none than he
Though fallen — and fallen on evil times — to stand
Among the spirits of our age and land,
Before the dread tribunal of to come
The foremost, — while Rebuke cowers pale and dumb.