1851 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Journal 31 December 1851; Life and Letters, ed. Trevelyan; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 6:473.



I met Peacock; a clever fellow, and a good scholar. I am glad to have an opportunity of being better acquainted with him. We had out Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Sophocles and several other old fellows, and tried each other's quality pretty well. We are both strong enough in these matters for gentlemen. But he is editing the Supplices. Aeschylus is not to be edited by a man whose Greek is only a secondary pursuit.