1813 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Dyer

Edward Williams to Thomas Rees, 12 March 1813; in Elijah Waring, Recollections and Anecdotes of Edward Williams (1850) 165-66.



Let me sum up the character of your poor —. He has all the benevolence of our much esteemed brother Bard, George Dyer, and exceeds him, if possible, in mildness of temper — a very needless excess, valuable as mildness is. I have, or believe I shall have, a bit of a quarrel with G. Dyer, for not answering either of my last letters to him; and be pleased to tell him so, should you happen to see him. I hope, however, that he is well. I question whether, with all his learning, he knows how to get rich — no great matter.