1748 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Melmoth

Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 1748; in Works, ed. Gosse (1895) 2:222.



The town is an owl, if it don't like Lady Mary [Wortley Montagu], and I am surprised at it: we here are owls enough to think her eclogues very bad; but that I did not wonder at. Our present taste is sir T. Fitz-Ozborne's Letters.