'I made the mistake of reading your Shakespeare play before your Shakespeare criticism. So I had to read the play again. I cannot expertly criticize the critical book because I don?t know enough. . . . What of Coleridge I have ever had the patience to read is not to be compared to it.'
In a letter from Bennett to Frank Harris, dated 30 Nov 1908 from Villa des N?fliers
Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.II 1889-1915 (London: Oxford University Press, 1968), II, p. 239, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14705, accessed: 23 May 2013
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