1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Walpole

James Beattie to William Forbes, 30 June 1791; Forbes, Life and Writings of James Beattie (1806) 2:283.



I have also, once and again, met with Mr. Horace Walpole, and had much conversation with him. He is a very agreeable man, perfectly well bred, and of pleasant discourse; but it pains one to see him so miserably martyred by the gout, both in his feet and hands.