1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Lloyd

Charles Lamb to Charles Lloyd, 1823; Letters, ed. Lucas (1935) 2:402.



Your poetry is like no other: — those cursed Dryads and Pagan trumperies of modern verse have put me out of conceit with the very name of poetry. Your verses are as good and as wholesome as prose; and I have made a sad blunder if I do not leave you with an impression that your present is rarely valued.