1750 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Jeffreys

Samuel Richardson to Susanna Duncombe, 22 June 1750; Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, ed. Barbauld (1804) 2:241-42.



But let me see: was there not somebody else present? I know you won't be satisfied unless I find one more gentleman-guest. — Let me see — Let me see — Oh! now I recollect. There was — there was — what call you the gentleman's name? — I saw him at your papa's once. His name is — a tall gentleman, and thin. You must know who I mean. Mr. — he has written a tale or two, and other things. Mr. — Oh! Now I have it — Mr. Jefferies: — not the diamond-cutter Jefferies, who cut me, that am no diamond. — But no more of that. Mr. Jefferies, whom I saw at Mr. Duncombe's, in Frith-street; a relation of the Duke of Chandos's, another elder. Now are you satisfied? No, you are not.