1820 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Campbell

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1820 ca.; Table Talk (1884) 329.



Jeffrey, speaking of Campbell, said, "He is one of the best fellows in the world. If, however, he has a fault, it is that he is envious, and to that degree that he wishes the walls may fall and crush any one who may excel him. He is one of my most intimate friends, and with that little drawback, one of the best fellows in the world."