1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Cottle

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 15 April 1798; Allibone, Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 1:433.



If my poems should ever acquire a name and character, it might be said the world owed them to you. Had it not been for you, none perhaps of them would have been published, and some not written. Your obliged and ever affectionate friend.