1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Lamb

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 23 September 1830; in Table Talk (1884) 110.



Nothing ever left a stain on that gentle creature's mind, which looked upon the degraded men and things around him like moonshine on a dunghill, which shines and takes no pollution. All things are shadows to him, except those which move his affections.