1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

John Moultrie, in "La Belle Tryamour" Knight's Quarterly Magazine 1 (October 1823) 410.



His name is "writ in water;" but some hearts
There are which treasure yet his youthful lays—
Some eyes to which a transient tear yet starts
At the remembrance of his blighted days,
And great heart broken by curst faction's darts;—
I'm sorry to perceive that Byron's praise
Is flung upon his dust — shall Keats's fame
Be coupled thus with Wordsworth's slander'd name?