1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ann Yearsley

Hannah More to Richard Polwhele, 1785; in Reminiscences in Prose and Verse (1836) 1:17.



I beg your pardon for not sooner acknowledging the favour of your letter. A life full of engagements of various kinds must plead my apology.

I heartily wish you success in your arduous undertaking. I wish my name would be the smallest advantage to your list, but such as it is, it is much at your service.

You will be sorry to hear that the Milkwoman, for whom I raised 500, has turned out the wickedest and most ungrateful of the human species; but I have the comfort of knowing tht her wants, which were very pressing, were relieved.

My sisters desire their compliments. Mine, if you please, to Miss Polwhele.

H. MORE.