1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Park

Robert Southey to Messrs. Longman and Co., 20 September 1807; Life and Correspondence (1849-50) 3:108.



I have been considering and re-considering the plan of a Critical Catalogue.... Mr. Park could supply the poets, and, indeed, manage the whole better than any other person. I could give a better opinion of works than he could, and believe that I know more of them: but there is a sort of title-page and colophon knowledge — in one word, bibliology,— which is exactly what is wanted for this purpose, and in which he is very much my superior.