1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bryan Waller Procter

Leigh Hunt to Mary Shelley, 9 March 1819; Correspondence of Leigh Hunt (1862) 1:128.



Let hate, or grosser heats, their foulness mask
Under the vizor of a borrowed name;

I have also made a very pleasant acquaintance in a young man of the name of Procter, who was a little boy at Harrow when Lord Byron was there, and who wrote the verses in the Pocket-Book signed "P. R." Albeit bred up in different notions, he is a great admirer of Shelley's book, and has a fund of goodness and good taste in general.