1866 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Wordsworth

Bryan Waller Procter, in Charles Lamb: a Memoir (1866) 107.



If Keats was by nature the most essentially a poet in the present century, there is little doubt that Wordsworth has left his impress more broadly and more permanently than other other of our later writers upon the literature of England.