1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Granger

Anonymous, "A Curiosity" St. James's Chronicle (6 November 1773).



SIR,
I send you, as a Curiosity, the following whimsical Dedication of a Sermon upon Industry; and am, Sir,
Your's, &c.


To the Inhabitants of the Parish of Shiplake,
WHO neglect the service of the Church, and spend the Sabbath in the worst Kind of Idleness, this plain Sermon, which they never heard, and probably will never read, is inscribed, by their sincere Well-wisher and faithful Minister,
JAMES GRANGER.