1748 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Thompson

William Shenstone to Lady Luxborough, 1 June 1748; Letters, ed. Mallam (1939) 107.



Lady H[ertford] is a Patroness to two Mr. Thomsons. Has your Ladyship seen A Poem upon Sickness? in the latter End of which the Author introduces my Lord Beauchamp's Death, which is the most Poetical Part of the Poem, as far as I have read; for I have only the First Number. If you would chuse to see it I will take care to send it. As to the Castle of Indolence I find one Fault with it already which is that it is printed in an odious Quarto and I never cou'd approve such unbindable Editions.