1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Farmer

Samuel Johnson to Richard Farmer, 25 May 1780; Boswell, Life of Johnson (1791); ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 3:485.



I know your disposition to second any literary attempt, and therefore venture upon the liberty of entreating you to procure from College or University registers, all the dates, or other informations which they can supply, relating to Ambrose Philips, Broome, and Gray, who were all of Cambridge, and of whose lives I am to give such accounts as I can gather. Be pleased to forgive this trouble from, Sir,

your most humble servant

Sam. Johnson.