1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Southey

Melesina Chenevix Trench to Mary Leadbeater, September 1809; Remains of Mrs. Richard Trench (1862) 234.



I was greatly disappointed in Madoc, which I have just read, though, I believe, it is not very new. What a strange delight Southey takes in wounds and tortures! I would almost as soon visit the Inquisition, or witness a boxing-match, as read it again.