1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin

John Gibson Lockhart to William Blackwood, September 1829; Margaret Oliphant, William Blackwood and his Sons (1897) 1:207.



Your two numbers are quite surprising. The Professor is very great indeed. So is Colonna, and so is the Essay on Wordsworth by I can't guess whom. Altogether they must make a grand sensation surely. I send a small notice, as much as in conscience I can offer you, of the St. Albans Romance. Dibdin's book has just reached me. I have forgot it, and will look into it, but do get some person who would do the thing more con amore, for example Doubleday. I don't like Dr. Dibdin — a little glutton; and would like much better to cast about for something of my own devising. Let me know whether you hear again from the Professor, and pray don't send me any more newspapers except the "Herald."