1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Lloyd

Lord Byron, in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809); Poetical Works, ed. E. H. Coleridge (1898-1904) 1:368-69 & n.



Yet let them not to vulgar WORDSWORTH stoop,
The meanest object of the lowly group,
Whose verse, of all but childish prattle void,
Seems blessed harmony to LAMB and LLOYD:
Let them — but hold, my Muse, nor dare to teach
A strain far, far beyond thy humble reach:
The native genius with their being given
Will point the path, and peal their notes to heaven.

Messrs. Lamb and Lloyd, the most ignoble followers of Southey and Co.