1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Gibson Lockhart

Lord Byron to Walter Scott, 27 January 1822; Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 6:5.



I hear that your daughter is married, and I suppose by this time you are half a grandfather — a young one, by the way. I have heard great things of Mrs. Lockhart's personal and mental charms, and much good of her lord: that you may live to see as many novel Scotts as there are Scott's novels, is the very bad pun, but sincere wish, of

yours ever most affectionately, etc.