1751 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Leapor

Thomas Edwards to Samuel Richardson, 8 May 1751; Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, ed. Barbauld (1804) 3:24.



... I thank you for sending me Molly Leapor. How does the town receive her? I am sorry to see the number of subscribers fall so vastly short of what appeared to the other volume. What ignorants we are! If we had but thought of "vamping" her with cuts, we had done the business.

Adieu, my dear Mr. Richardson! Take care of your health, and continue to love

Your

T. EDWARDS.