1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens

Robert Southey to William Taylor of Norwich, 27 May 1806; J. W. Robberds, Memoir of the Life and Writings of William Taylor (1843) 2:134-35.



You know I have certain specimens in the press; that W. B. Stevens, whose poems Dr. Sayers lent me, comes in the series, and I could not find his volume in London to put into the hands of the transcriber: will you transcribe for me any one of the Indian Odes, — whichever you like best, — and then forgive me for asking so troublesome a task?