1707 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elijah Fenton

Elijah Fenton to Thomas Warton the elder, 24 January 1707; in Wooll, Biographical Memoirs of Joseph Warton (1806) 203.



Jan. 24, 1706-07.

Sir,

I thank you for your last. — I am glad to hear Mr. [John] Philips will publish his Pomona. Who prints it? I should be mightily obliged to you, if you could get me a copy of his verses against Blackmore. As to what you write about making a collection, I can only advise you to buy what poems you can, that Tonson has printed, except the Ode to the Sun, unless you take it in because I wrote it, which I am the freer to own, that Mat Prior may not suffer in reputation by having it ascribed to him. My humble service to Mr. Sacheverell, and tell him I'll never imitate Milton more till the Author of Blenheim be forgotten.

I am, Sir, your faithful

and very humble servant,

ELI. FENTON.