1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

David Masson, in "The Story of Gifford and Keats" The Nineteenth Century 31 (1892) 604.



How could a rhinoceros like Gifford have been expected to behave when what was hung in front of him for investigation and report was such an unprecedented invention of sheer phantasy and lusciousness as Keats's Endymion?