1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. John Hacket

Robert Southey to Henry Taylor, 8 March 1830; in Life and Correspondence (1849-50) 6:91.



Bishop Hackett and I go on well after supper. His are comical sermons: half Roman Catholic in their conceits, full of learning which would be utterly unprofitable if it did not sometimes call forth a shrewd remark, seasoned with piety, and having strong good sense mixed up with other ingredients, like plums in a pudding which has not too many of them.