1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Polwhele

Catherine Macaulay to Richard Polwhele, 23 August 1778; Polwhele, Traditions and Recollections (1826) 1:98-99.



Bath, August 23, 1778.

SIR,

My having been continually upon the road has prevented me from answering the favour of your letter dated May 11th. Your Poem of Henry and Rosamond will, in my estimation, be a valuable addition to my miscellaneous works. Your merits as a Poet, I assure you, without compliment, I have heard much applauded by better judges than myself. I am, Sir, your much obliged and obedient humble servant,

CATHERINE MACAULAY.

Dr. Wilson desires his best compliments.