1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bryan Waller Procter

John Keats to John Hamilton Reynolds, 28 February 1820; Works, ed. H. Buxton Forman (1901) 5:157.



Mr. B. C. has sent me not only his Sicilian Story but yesterday his Dramatic Scenes — this is very polite and I shall do what I can to make him sensible I think so. I confess they teaze me — they are composed of Amiability, the Seasons, the Leaves, the Moon &c. upon which he rings (according to Hunt's expression) triple bob majors. However that is nothing — I think he likes poetry for its own sake, not his.