June 11, 1746.
On the 13th past I received the favour of your packet, with a specimen of Plautus. I like your Ode [Hymn to Liberty], and the spirit of liberty and learning diffused through it: in my opinion, however, it runs into a greater length than the verse you have chosen can well bear, through the too frequent return of the rhyme.
This is the third summer I have proposed to visit London, but it will not do; when I can with prudence do it, I shall not fail to visit you. I am with great truth and affection, your most faithful servant,
I am very well.