1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Hood

Charles Lamb to Bernard Barton, 11 October 1828; Works of Charles Lamb, ed. Lucas (1903-05) 7:780.



What a fertile genius (and a quiet good soul withal) is Hood. He has 50 things in hand, farces to supply the Adelphi for the season, a comedy for one of the great theatres, just ready, a whole entertainment by himself for Mathews and Yates to figure in, a meditated Comic Annual for next year, to be nearly done by himself. — You'd like him very much.