Henry Septimus Sutton (1825-1901) was a poet and journalist who met MacDonald in the early 1850s in Manchester. They became lifelong friends, Sutton sharing something of MacDonald’s mystical bent. In 1857, Sutton joined the Peter Street Society of Swedenborgians and he was active as a lay preacher. MacDonald quotes Sutton’s poem “Man” (1848).
Sutton, Henry Septimus, "Phantastes Chapter 3: Man" (1848). German Romantic and Other Influences. 3.