1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Robert Southey to Herbert Hill, 2 July 1821; Selections from the Letters, ed. Warter (1856) 3:261.



Dibdin, with whom I have no other acquaintance than that of having once dined with him at Longman's, has very civilly sent me his Bibliographical Tour, which is more beautifully embellished than any work I ever saw. He prints one edition, and then destroys the plates — a fashion which is worse than stupid. Ten guineas is the price of the three volumes.