1762 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lloyd

Thomas Gray to William Mason, 17 March 1762; Correspondence of Gray and Mason ed. John Mitford (1853) 287-88.



Bob Lloyd has published his works in a just quarto volume, containing, among other things, a Latin translation of my Elegy; an epistle [to Churchill], in which is a very serious compliment to me by name, particularly on my Pindaric accomplishments; and the very two odes you saw before, in which we were abused, and a note to say there were written in concert with his friend Mr. Colman; so little value have poets for themselves, especially when they would make up a just volume.