1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Lloyd

Anna Seward to Henry Francis Cary, 4 March 1798; Letters, ed. Scott (1811) 5:57.



Charles Lloyd has fine poetic talents — his style is of the same school, and he may be considered as forming a poetic triumvirate with his friends Coleridge and Southey, much to the classic glory of England at this period; and confuting afresh the ideot assertion, made from time to time, concerning the paucity of Aonian inspiration in the seventeenth [sic] century, and the exhausted state of poetic fancy. Poetic fancy is exhaustless.