1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Payne Collier

Charles Lamb to John Payne Collier, 16 May 1820; Letters, ed. Lucas (1935) 2:275.



Many thanks for the Decameron: I have not such a gentleman's book in my collection: it was a great treat to me, and I got it just as I was wanting something of the sort. I take less pleasure in books than heretofore, but I like books about books. In the second volume, in particular, are treasures — your discoveries about Twelfth Night, etc.