1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Jerningham

Henry Crabb Robinson, 6 May 1812; Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence (1870; 1872) 1:168.



A visit to a most accomplished lady of the old school, Mrs. Buller. The poems of Southey and Scott she has put into her Index Expurgatorius. She cannot bear the irregularity of their versification. Mr. Jerningham was present, and she called him to his face "the last of the old school." He is already forgotten, more completely than those will be whom his friend and contemporary treated so contemptuously.