1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Medwin

Mary Howitt to Anne Botham, 28 October 1824; An Autobiography (1889) 1:186.



Thou hast heard, I suppose, of Lord Byron's Conversations, by Captain Medwin. By the extracts given in the different papers, as kittiwakes to the appetite of the public, I am more offended and disgusted with Lord Byron's sentiments than I ever thought to be. We have his bust on the chimney-piece, and so angry am I that I should like to demolish it, were it not ornamental.