Talk:Walter Savage Landor

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This article is written with a bias.

It's frustrating to read an encyclopedia with a bias.

Landor, from what little I've read, is a great writer. He does not need the help of an encyclopedia entry to further seal his merit.

No offense, however, to whoever wrote it.

God bless you; the man's books are out of print, while James Patterson lines the shelves of grocery-stores worldwide. Someone needs to get the news out.

The biased praise in this article renders it utterly useless as both a resource and a source of inspiration to guide others to his writing. It has no place in an encyclopedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicrawford (talkcontribs) 05:26, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

The bias comes from Swinburne who wrote the Encyclopaedia Britannica article. I am working on it Motmit 16:24, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

I really don't mind what is said about my grand-father's grand-father who helped his brother Charles, the Betham mentioned, farm at Llanthony. At Llanthony it is known that Landor fell out with everyone not least my man who incidentally won a libel suit against Landor. Forster who sypathises with his subject apparently did not see the irony of describing at his later visit the tidyness of the farms still in the Landor estate and still farmed by the families of those Landor had lambasted. In the wider world the Bethams had been reared in the advanced farming country of Suffolk and Frederick, my great-great-grandfather, moved on to farm in Arkley for the rest of his career; a skill that has left the family long since. There was a description by an Italian judge that I would love to have been able to quote accurately about landor being a man who could not show the same delicacy and judgment in his life that he did in his writing. There is a Walter Savage Landor society that understands this dichotomy, that treasures his writing without ascribing the same merit to his life. Betham (talk) 19:18, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Article Reads Like a High School Essay[edit]

Wow, Swinburne anticipated Frost & Yeats! Simply amazing! Kidding aside, please reformat this article first of all so that it is not a "Summary of His Work" and a "Summary of His Life". Look at how articles on other writers are formatted please...and fix this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.25.13.90 (talk) 09:42, 30 November 2013 (UTC)