utraged by the Lyrical Ballads.
It is idle to attempt to show that Keats did not suffer keenly from the vulgarities of Blackwood and the Quarterly.
He suffered in proportion as his ideal was high, and he was conscious of falling below it. In Engla actor,
Haydon (Autobiography, Vol.
I. p. 379) says that he strongly suspects Terry to have written the articles in Blackwood. thought so even more distinctly in Blackwood, bidding the young apothecary back to his gallipots!
It is not pleasant Blackwood, bidding the young apothecary back to his gallipots!
It is not pleasant to be talked down upon by your inferiors who happen to have the advantage of position, nor to be drenched with ditchwater, though you know it to be thrown by a scullion in a garret.
Keats, as his was a temperament in which sensibility was excessimakes him a severe critic of his own works.
My own domestic criticism has given me pain without comparison beyond what Blackwood or the Quarterly could inflict; and also, when I feel I am right, no external praise can give me such a glow as my own