1826 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Scott

Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen to Alaric Alexander Watts, 22 January 1826; in Alaric Alfred Watts, Alaric Watts, a Narrative of his Life, by his Son (1884) 2:18-19.



Constable and Sir Walter are in town, and whilst I was with Moyes on Saturday, he received a letter from Edinburgh apprising him that Constable's house had stopped payment also. How many more they will drag in their train is uncertain; several are talked of, and universal gloom and apprehension pervade the trade. It is a melancholy thing, I know, for thee. It is not a trifling matter to myself, 200 in "Tassos," of books disposed of, being between us.