1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Bampfylde

Robert Southey, in A Vision of Judgement (1821) 43.



While on Chatterton musing, I fancied his spirit was with me
In the haunts which he loved upon earth. 'Twas a joy in my vision
When I beheld his face ... And here was the youth of Loch Leven,
Nipt, like an April flower, that opens its leaves to the sunshine,
While the breath of the East prevails. And Russell and Bampfylde,
Bright emanations they!