1746 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Thomson

William Shenstone to Richard Graves, 1746; Works (1769) 3:124.



I have had little company since I saw you. — One day indeed I was surprized by a visit from Mr. Thomson, Author of the Seasons. — Mr Lyttelton introduced him. I have not room to tell you all that passed. — They praised my place extravagantly; — proposed alterations, &c. Thomson was very facetious, and very complaisant; inviting me to his house at Richmond. There were many things said worth telling, but not writing to you.