1736 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Savage

Aaron Hill to James Thomson, 20 May 1736; in Hill, Works; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:131.



It is a long time now since I saw him: I have been told some of his friends make complaints of a certain little effect of a spleen in his temper, which he is no more able to help, and therefore should no more be accountable for, than the misfortunes to which, in all likelihood, his constitution may have owed it originally.