1759 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Warton

James Harris to Thomas Warton, 13 January 1759; Wooll, Biographical Memoirs of Joseph Warton (1806) 260-61.



Jan. 13th, 1759.
Dear Sir,
I have received the book of Epigrams, and am greatly obliged to you for it. Shall be glad to know also what I am indebted to you on the occasion. Had I known the sum, should have sent it by Mr. Henchman, the bearer of this.
Be pleas'd to accept my sincerest wishes for your truly laudable endeavours towards the revival, the preservation, and the encrease of good taste; not that phantom bearing its name, imported by Petit Maitres from Prance, but that real and animating form which guided the geniuses at Athens. I am,
Dear Sir,
Your obliged humble servant,
JAMES HARRIS,