1754 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Birch

William Warburton to Thomas Birch, 3 January 1754; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 2:132.



I have received your very valuable present of the Memoirs of Queen Elizabeth, and return you my best thanks for the pleasure and instruction you afford me. They are full of curious anecdotes; and I set more value on one material historical anecdote, than on twenty new hypotheses in Philosophy, or a hundred good criticisms.