1796 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Dermody

Charles Lamb to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 9 December 1796; Letters, ed. Thomas Noon Talfourd (1837) 1:85-86.



Another time, I may notice more particularly Lloyd's, Southey's, Dermody's sonnets. I shrink from them now: my teazing lot makes me too confused for a clear judgment of things, too selfish for sympathy; and these ill-digested, meaningless remarks I have imposed on myself as a task, to lull reflection, as well as to show you I did not neglect reading your valuable present [of sonnet transcriptions].