On the Lake Poets

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Woodstock Books, 1998 - 228 pages
Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850), founder and editor of the Edinburgh Review and the great reactionary critic of his age, said of the The Excursion 'This will never do'. Christabel he famously described as a 'miserable piece of coxcombry and shuffling' and The White Doe as 'the very worst poem we ever saw imprinted in a quarto volume.' This selection of Jeffrey's reviews is an important reminder of the power and cogency of the opposition that Wordsworth and his fellow Lakers had to overcome.

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On Southeys Thalaba
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The Excursion being a portion of the Recluse
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