1850 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Love Peacock

William Makepeace Thackeray, in Collection of Letters, 1850; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 6:473.



Did you ever read Headlong Hall, and Maid Marian? — a charming lyrical poet and Horatian satirist he was when a writer; now he is a white-headed jolly old worldling, and secretary to the E. India House, full of information about India and everything else in the world.