1839 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bryan Waller Procter

Thomas Hood, in "Reminiscences of Thomas Hood" Hood's Own (1839) 558.



Procter, — alias Barry Cornwall, formerly of the Marcian Colonnade, now of some prosaical Inn of Court — the kindly Procter, one of the foremost to welcome me into the Brotherhood with a too-flattering Dedication (another instance against the jealousy of authors), is my own left hand file. But what he says shall be kept as strictly confidential; for he is whispering it into my Martineau ear.