1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Edmund Cartwright

George Crabbe to Edmund Cartwright, 24 October 1789; Letters, ed. Faulkner (1985) 40.



I am glad to hear you go on so well in your Spinning (as I think it is for I am too much in the Dark): No Man knows so little about your operations, or wishes their Success so heartily. Be so good as to wish something for me, for I am about to ruin myself by Farming. I have bought Beasts and Sheep and seed Corn: I have gotten 30 or 40 Ton of Hay, a Barn of Oats and a Stack of Beans, so that they tell me I am very rich in Stock; Be that as it may I begin to think riches of another Kind would please me better, though I am engaged too far to recede at present—