1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Walter Savage Landor

Thomas Love Peacock to Percy Bysshe Shelley, 4 December 1820; in T. L. Peacock, ed. Richard Garnett (1910) 89.



I have had the piano with me in London from the first, and have kept it regularly tuned. I will deliver it as you desire. The person has not yet called. I perceive today, in the Times, a vapouring letter, dated Pisa, signed "Walter Savage Landor." I marvel if you have seen this frothy personage.