1823 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hazlitt

William Maginn to William Blackwood, 1823 ca.; Margaret Oliphant, William Blackwood and his Sons (1897) 1:389.



You have called him pimpled, affected, ignorant, a Cockney scribbler, &c., but what is that to what he had said of the most brilliant men of the age? Hook-nosed Wellington, vulture-beaked Southey, hanging-browed Croker, down-looking Jack Murray, and Mudford fat as fleecy-hosiery.