1825 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Campbell

Henry Mackenzie, Anecdotes and Egotisms, 1825 ca.; ed. Thompson (1927) 168.



I think there is a sort of poetical life which is quite the reverse of poetical genius, and the most productive poets are often the furthest removed from it. Wordsworth the man is the same with Wordsworth the poet; but T. Campbell I found very unlike the author of The Pleasures of Memory.