1833 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. John Hacket

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 15 June 1833; in Table Talk (1884) 229.



What a delightful and instructive book Bishop Hacket's Life of Archbishop Williams is! You learn more from it of that which is valuable towards an insight into the time preceding the Civil War than from all the ponderous histories and memoirs now composed about the period.