1831 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Kennedy

Mary Howitt, 1831 ca.; An Autobiography (1889) 1:218.



Dear Anna, if thou carest to see me in a London party, how I looked, and how I behaved, thou wilt find it in the first volume of Romance and Reality [1831, by Laetitia Elizabeth Landon], page 149. There are several other literary people, Miss Jewsbury as Miss Amesbury, Kennedy, Allan Cunningham, Crofton Croker, the S. C. Halls, &c.; some of whom thou wilt recognise by their works. I am not very accurately described; nevertheless, I suppose it was Miss Landon's impression, and for the kind compliment I am obliged to her.