1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Cottle

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.



From England nothing has reached me but the unhappy Alfred of poor Cottle. I laboured hard and honestly to suppress its birth, and am thrown into a cold sweat by recollecting it.