1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry Francis Cary

Charles Lamb to Bernard Barton, 2 September 1823; Works of Charles Lamb, ed. Lucas (1903-05) 7:619.



Mr. Cary, the Dante-man, dines with me today. He is a model of a country Parson, lean (as a Curate ought to be), modest, sensible, no obtruder of church dogmas, quite a different man from Southey, — you would like him.