1820 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bryan Waller Procter

Alaric Alexander Watts to Zilla Wiffen Watts, 1820 ca.; in Alaric Alfred Watts, Alaric Watts, a Narrative of his Life, by his Son (1884) 1:106.



I spent this evening with Procter, and a most interesting discussion we had on the merits of our favourite Elizabethans. It is impossible not to be pleased with Procter; he is so gentle and unassuming. His tragedy is put in rehearsal; it is far superior to mine, both in interest and execution.