1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Richardson

Andrew Caldwell to Thomas Percy, 18 September 1804; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 8:53.



I have treated myself to Richardson's Correspondence, and dear enough; but so is everything here now. I have not even looked into it, reserving it as a treat for Dublin. Mr. Malone tells me it is, after all, not very important, and the total want of notes renders it much less interesting. Mrs. Barbauld's Life of the Author he thinks extremely well drawn up. Any of these things it will make me happy to lend your Lordship if you have not already seen them.