1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Headley

William Wordsworth to E. H. Barker, 24 July 1829; Peacock, Critical Opinions of William Wordsworth (1950) 278.



Headley was a most extraordinary young man — more remarkable for precocity of judgment than any one I ever read or heard of; in his Poems also are beautiful passages, especially in the Invocation to Melancholy.... It would be well if you could obtain some account of so promising a genius which would appear with great propriety in an account of Dr. Parr.