1787 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

William Hayley, 1787; Memoirs of William Hayley (1823) 1:358.



I have this morning had the honour of an interview with another most respectable author, who solicited my acquaintance; I mean General Burgoyne, whom I found pleasant, and cordial in expressions of regard to me. You will think me grown a vain coxcomb indeed, if I talk longer in this strain.