1811 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Thelwall

Robert Southey, 1811; Henry Crabb Robinson, Reminiscences (1870) 1:217.



Coleridge and Southey spoke of Thelwall, calling him merely "John." Southey said: "He is a good-hearted man; besides, we ought never to forget that he was once as near as possible being hanged, and there is some merit in that."