1818 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Herman Merivale

John Gibson Lockhart to Mr. Williams, 1818 ca.; Margaret Oliphant, William Blackwood and his Sons (1897) 1:191.



Do give us some things more in the fashion of the Tale of Ivan, more intelligible to all to begin with. Mr. Merivale, author of Orlando in Roncesvalles, who was a friend of Mr. Johnes, and may therefore be known to you, has agreed to write a great deal [for Blackwood's], and I think his knowledge of old French and Italian books may render him a most valuable hand.