1833 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Raleigh

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1833; in Robert Aris Willmott, "S. T. Coleridge at Trinity" in Conversations at Cambridge (1836) 26.



It is very astonishing, that among the eighteen prose authors, whom Pope selected as authorities for an English Dictionary, the name of [Jeremy] Taylor is not found. Forgotten it could not be, for we are expressly told by Spence, that the "list was talked over several times, and quite settled." Sir Walter Raleigh, it is said, was rejected twice, as being too affected. Had the poet ever perused the concluding chapter of the History of the World?