1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Neele

M., in "Portraits of the Poets" Pocket Magazine NS 2 (November 1829) 259-60.



Poor Henry Neele was among the smallest of small men, and, being inclined to corpulency, he even looked shorter than he really was. His eye, "in fine frenzy rolling," however, amply atoned, if it needed apology, for his want of altitude; and his intellectual-looking forehead bespoke the energy of that mind which has bequeathed to posterity so much that deserves to perpetuate his genius and his memory.