1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Chesterfield

James Beattie to Elizabeth Montagu, 27 May 1774; Forbes, Life and Writings of James Beattie (1806) 1:354.



I am much diverted by Johnson's character of Lord Chesterfield's Letters. Dr. Hurd and Mr. Mason (for I have heard from them both, since the second part of The Minstrel came out) give nearly the same account of them.