1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber to R. J. Wilmot, 12 February 1815; Life of Reginald Heber (1830) 1:404.



I am not so fortunate, certainly, as to taste what Gibbon calls the luxury of composition; at least it is a luxury which only attends to history and poetry, while the streams of Polemic Divinity are nothing less than Hippocrene; and till I have rinsed my mouth with Morte Arthur, I hardly look to be my own man again.