He joined the romantic movement and became a follower of Espronceda.
Espronceda (1810-42) has equalled his master in his cynical odes.
But in spite of his carelessness and shallowness he rivaled Espronceda in popularity.
I was a great friend of Espronceda, Zorrilla, Becquer and others.
Espronceda was one of those fortunate few who shine in the world of letters although they work little.
Espronceda returned to Spain in 1833, and engaged in journalism and politics.
Mention should be made here of two poets who had been, like Espronceda, pupils of Alberto Lista.
Around him clustered a group of young men who imitated Espronceda and Zorrilla and Velarde with great enthusiasm.