1833 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

John Wilson, in "Spenser" Blackwood's Magazine 34 (1833) 807.



Coleridge has done much, and might have done every thing in the region of the shadowy-sublime; all men remember the Ancient Marriner; nor did Spenser's self ever see a lovelier Being stealing on his visionary sleep, than glided before the eyes of the Poet of Love and Wonder,

When midway on the mount he lay
Beside the ruined tower—
His own dear GENEVIEVE!