1766 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Robert Lowth

Joseph Warton to Thomas Warton, 22 January 1766; Wooll, Biographical Memoirs of Joseph Warton (1806) 312.



I have caught a moment to converse a little longer with you on paper: — Akenside enquired much after you; thought highly of Lowth's letter [to Warburton], but that he had been a little coarse in places: Lord Lyttleton seemed to wish Lowth had gutted the letters, and given the substance of them, but the real correspondence: Garrick was furious about publishing the letters.