Once Shelley said, "Keats was a Greek." What was the context? Whom did he say this to?
When somebody expressed his surprise to Shelley, that Keats, who was not very conversant with the Greek language, could write so finely and classically of their gods and goddesses, Shelley replied ‘He was a Greek.’
Horne gives no source for this anecdote. It seems very unlikely that he was his own source: Horne was born in 1802 and went to school at Edmonton near London; he was fifteen when Shelley left England for the last time in 1818.