1826 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Jerdan

Henry Crabb Robinson, 5 June 1826; Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence (1870; 1872) 2:21.



A party at Miss Benger's. Saw Dr. Kitchener, of gastronomic celebrity, but had no conversation with him. A grave and formal man, with long face and spectacles. Other authors were there — a Mr. Jerdan, the editor of the Literary Gazette, a work I do not like; Miss Landon, a young poetess — a star-ling — the "L. E. L." of the Gazette, with a gay good-humoured face, which gave me a favourable impression; and Australian poet, with the face of a frog; and Miss Porter (Jane) who is looking much older than when I last saw her.