1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Lloyd

Percy Bysshe Shelley to Leigh Hunt, 17 September 1819; Correspondence of Leigh Hunt (1862) 1:151.



I would give me much pleasure to know Mr. Lloyd. Do you know, when I was in Cumberland, I got Southey to borrow a copy of Berkeley from him, and I remember observing some pencil notes in it, probably written by Lloyd, which I thought particularly acute. One, especially, struck me as being the assertion of a doctrine, of which even then I had long been persuaded, and on which I had founded much of my persuasions, as regarded the imagined cause of the universe — "Mind cannot create, it can only perceive." Ask him if he remembers having written it.