1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hookham Frere

Robert Southey to William Taylor of Norwich, 26 November 1800; J. W. Robberds, Memoir of the Life and Writings of William Taylor of Norwich (1843) 1:363.



The Anti-Jacobin is, as you know, appointed our envoy [to Portugal]; and, like everybody else, I must make my formal visit. I hear he has all the coxcombry of an Etonian, and the most I retain of Westminster is an Etonophobia, confirmed by seeing them at Oxford. Frere, however, is undoubtedly a man of genius.