1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry John Todd

William Wordsworth to Walter Scott, 7 November 1805; in Letters of the Wordsworth Family, ed. Knight (1907) 1:208.



Like you, I had been sadly disappointed with Todd's Spenser; not with the Life, which I think has a sufficient share of merit; though the matter is badly put together; but three parts of four of the Notes are absolute trash. That style of compiling notes ought to be put an end to.