1781 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Lewis Bagot

E. C. to Richard Polwhele, 15 March 1782; Polwhele, Traditions and Recollections (1826) 1:111.



March 15, 1782.

MY DEAR SIR,

* * * It gives Mr. C. and myself much pleasure to find that, upon experience, you like Christ Church, and consider the reputation of your College in the light he described it, and in the light, too, in which we may infer it is generally considered by those who have knowledge, from the compliment with which the promotion of Dr. Bagot to the See of Bristol was attended, from Majesty. A higher commendation could not be given to any one than that alluded to, when what it naturally involves is fully weighed.

Yours, &c. &c.

E. C.