1735 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Dodsley

Alexander Pope to William Duncombe, 6 May 1735; Duncombe, Letters of Eminent Persons (1772; 1773) 2:79.



SIR,

Many thanks for your kind present, in which I find several pleasing and very correct pieces of his [Mr. John Hughes's] which were new to me. I beg you to accept of the new volume of my things just printed, which will be delivered to you by Mr. Dodsley, the author of the Toyshop, who has just set up [as] a bookseller, and I doubt not, as he has more sense, so will have have more honesty, than most of the profession.

I am, Sir,

Your most obliged humble servant,

A. POPE.