1817 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Wilson

William Blackwood to John Wilson, 20 October 1817; Margaret Oliphant, William Blackwood and his Sons (1897) 1:127.



October 20, 1817.

MY DEAR SIR, — As in duty bound I send you the first complete copy I have got of the "Magazine." I also beg you will do me the favour to accept of the enclosed. It is unnecessary for me to say how and how deeply I am indebted to you, and I shall only add that by the success of the "Magazine" (for which I shall be wholly indebted to you) I hope to be able to offer you something more worthy of your acceptance. — I am, dear Sir, yours very truly,

W. BLACKWOOD.