1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Hood

John Wilson, et. al., in Blackwood's Magazine (November 1828); Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 3:173.



SHEPHERD. Preserve us, how many are there o' them [literary annuals] altogether?

NORTH. Heaven knows. There is a critique in the Literary Gazette, James, on the Gem, edited by that original and inimitable genis in his way, and his way is wider and more various than most people think — Thomas Hood — and the verses by the editor himself therein quoted, Eugene Aram's Dream, are among the best things I have seen for some years.