1783 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Beattie

Hannah More to her sister, 29 May 1783; Memoirs of Hannah More (1835) 1:164.



I am tired of writing several letters, and of reading the Lives of the Reformers, and of trimming a fine gauze handkerchief; and now I am going to close the night with a thick quarto of Dr. Beattie's metaphysics.