1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Donne

Leigh Hunt to Percy and Mary Shelley, 20 September 1819; Correspondence of Leigh Hunt (1862) 1:149.



Do you know Donne? I should like to have some more talk with you about him. He was one of those over-metaphysical headed men, who can find out connections between every thing and any thing, and allowed himself at last to become a clergyman after he had (to my conviction at least) been as free and deep a speculator in morals as yourself.