1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Wilson

William Wordsworth, 13 May 1812; Remains of Henry Crabb Robinson (1932) 50.



And of Wilson, whom the Edinb. Revs had most disingenuously set above Words. W. did not hesitate to say, "Wilson's poems are an attenuation of mine. He owes everthg. to me and this he acknowledges to me in private, but he ought to have said it in public also."