1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Parsons

Samuel Rogers, Journal entry, 26 July 1789; P. W. Clayden, The Early Life of Samuel Rogers (1887) 103.



Walked round the town with Piozzi, stepped into the "Hart Inn," and saw some rooms. Afterwards dined with them, and then walked in the public walks. Mrs. Piozzi expressed great anxiety to see the reviews. Said she should look carefully into them now. Said Cadell had no reason to complain of his bargains with her, for he had always been sharp enough. Spoke rather slightly of Parsons, but highly of Merry and Greathed.