1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Rogers

Charles Burney, Journal, 1 May 1804; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 6:32.



He is a good poet, has a refined taste in all the arts, has a select library of the best editions of the best authors in all languages, has very fine pictures, very fine drawings, and the finest collection of Etruscan vases I ever saw; and moreover, he gives the best dinners to the best company of men of talent and genius I know; the best served, and with the best wines, liqueurs, etc.... His books of prints of the greatest engravers from the greatest masters in history, architecture, and antiquities, are of the first class. His house in St. James's Place, looking into the Green Park, is deliciously situated, and furnished with great taste.