1707 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Warton the Elder

Elijah Fenton to Thomas Warton, 24 January 1707; Joseph Warton, Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope (1782) 2:278.



I am glad to her Mr. 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 will take it in, because I writ it; which I am the freer to own, that Mat. Prior may not suffer in his reputation, by having it ascribed to him. My humble service to Mr. Sacheverell, and tell him I will never imitate Milton more, till the author of Blenheim is forgotten.