1834 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Phillips

Charles Lamb to Mrs. George Dyer, 22 December 1834; R. W. King, The Translator of Dante (1925) 251.



Dear Mrs. Dyer,—

I am very uneasy about a Book which I either have lost or left at your house on Thursday. It was the book I went out to fetch from Miss Buffam's, while the tripe was frying. It is called Phillip's Theatrum Poetarum; but it is an English book. I think I left it in the parlour. It is Mr. Cary's book, and I would not lose it for the world. Pray, if you find it, book it at the Swan, Snow Hill, by an Edmonton stage immediately, directed to Mr. Lamb, Church Street, Edmonton, or write to say you cannot find it. I am quite anxious about it. If it is lost, I shall never like tripe again.

With kindest love to Mr. Dyer and all,

Yours truly,

C. Lamb.