1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 29 December 1822; Table Talk (1884) 16.



It seems, to my ear, that there is a sad want of harmony in Lord Byron's verses. Is it not unnatural to be always connecting very great intellectual power with utter depravity? Does such a combination often really exist in rerum natura?