A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on literature, poets, and sentimentality

It is long since Mr. Carlyle expressed his opinion that if any poet or other literary creature could really be "killed off by one critique" or many, the sooner he was so despatched the better; a sentiment in which I for one humbly but heartily concur.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Under the Microscope.

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