1871 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Moxon

S. C. Hall, in A Book of Memories: Great Men and Women of the Age, from personal Acquaintance (1871) 61.



There were few men for whom Lamb entertained a warmer affection than he did for the publisher MOXON; but Moxon was a poet also, and produced Sonnets of much beauty. He was essentially aided by Mr. Rogers in his business, and that business is now carried on in Dover Street by Mr. Moxon's son. Moxon died early in life; his constitution was delicate always, and the somewhat sad and painful expression of his gentle countenance was indicative of the disease to which he succumbed. He was the executor of Charles Lamb, and maintained a close correspondence and an intimate relationship with many other poets of his time, keeping their friendship to the last, and sustaining the high character that made them his friends.