1810 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Leigh Hunt

John Murray to Walter Scott, 1810; Smiles, in A Publisher and his Friends: Memoir of John Murray (1891) 1:307-08.



Have you got or seen Hunt's critical essays, prefixed to a few novels that he edited. Lest you should not, I send them. Hunt is most vilely wrongheaded in politics, and has thereby been turned away from the path of elegant criticism, which might have led him to eminence and respectability.