1790 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Horace Walpole to Edward Jerningham, 10 November 1790; Lewis Bettany, Edward Jerningham and his Friends (1919) 50.



Delighted with Mr. Burke! Yes, so delighted that I have redde him twice; and, if I were not so old, and had not lost my Memory, I would try to get his whole book by heart. It is the wisest book I ever redde in my life, and after that the wittiest. It ought to be translated into all languages, and commented and preached in all Churches in portions. Pray has not Dr. Price hanged himself?