1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry More

Charles Lamb to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1820; Works of Charles Lamb, ed. Lucas (1903-05) 6:544.



I charge no warehouse-room for my friends' commodities; they are welcome to come and stay as long as they like, without paying rent. I have several such strangers [borrowed books] that I treat with more than Arabian courtesy; there's a copy of More's fine poem, which is none of mine; but I cherish it as my own; I am none of those churlish landlords that advertise the goods to be taken away in ten day's time, or then to be sold to pay expenses.