1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Twiss

Lord Byron to John Murray, 1 August 1819; Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 4:372.



Come what may, I never will flatter the million's canting in any shape: circumstances may or may not have placed me at times in a situation to lead the public opinion, but the public opinion never led, nor ever shall lead, me. I will not sit "on a degraded throne;" so pray put Messrs. Southey, or Sotheby, or Tom Moore, or Horace Twiss upon it — they will all of them be transported with their coronation.