1749 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Hervey

Samuel Boyse to James Hervey, 1749 ca.; Collection of Letters of James Hervey (1760) 2:251.



For your tender Admonitions, and excellent Advice, I am truly indebted to you; as they discover a generous and compassionate Concern for my better Part. — I bless God I have reason to hope, that great Work is not to do; for of all the Marks of Infatuation I know amongst men, there can be none equal to that of trusting to a Death-bed Repentance.