1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Greville

Anna Seward to Richard Polwhele, July 1805; Polwhele, Traditions and Recollections (1826) 2:573-74.



Since I came hither I have been in company with your friend Greville. We united to deplore your exiled state, and the ungrateful insensibility of those Ministers of whom you had hoped too well, and whose cause, he said, you had defended. Alas! they who have ruined Europe by their councils and their bribes, deceived and betrayed Ireland, and endangered the very existence of Britain as an independent state, are not likely to perceive the value of talents in an individual, or feel the duties of gratitude.