It is an old beliefThat on some solemn shoreBeyond the sphere of griefDear friends shall meet once more.
Letter to Thomas Carlyle, April 1, 1842; cited from Andrew Lang The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart (London: John C. Nimmo, 1897) vol. 2, p. 235.
Lockhart's Life of Walter Scott may be said to be the most admirable biography in the English language, after Boswell's Samuel Johnson.John Gibson Lockhart
It is strange that no one seems to think it at all necessary to say a single word about another new school of poetry which has of late sprung up among us. This school has not, I believe, as yet received any name; but if I may be permitted to have the honour of christening it, it may henceforth be referred to by the designation of The Cockney School.John Gibson Lockhart
It is a better and a wiser thing to be a starved apothecary than a starved poet; so back to the shop Mr. John, back to "plasters, pills, and ointment boxes," &c. But, for Heaven's sake, young Sangrado, be a little more sparing of extenuatives and soporifics in your practice than you have been in your poetry.John Gibson Lockhart
Barring drink and the girls, I ne'er heard of a sin –Many worse, better few, than bright, broken Maginn.John Gibson Lockhart
Here lies the peerless paper lord, Lord Peter,Who broke the laws of God and man, and metre.John Gibson Lockhart