1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Love Peacock

Leigh Hunt to Mary Shelley, 9 March 1819; Correspondence of Leigh Hunt (1862) 1:129.



You have heard, of course, of Peacock's appointment in the India House; we joke him upon his new oriental grandeur, his Brahminical learning, and his inevitable tendencies to be one of the corrupt, upon which he seems to apprehend Shelleian objurgation. It is an honour to him that "prosperity" sits on him well. He is very pleasant and hospitable.