1770 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Julius Mickle

David Garrick to William Julius Mickle, 22 November 1770; Mickle, Poetical Works (1806) xlv n.



I have, in real truth, so high an idea of your genius, that I should be happy to be any way instrumental in making that genius more universally known. I long to see your first book of the Lusiad; and if I might judge from the spirited specimen you gave us, you translation cannot fail of success. I cannot conclude this letter, without thanking you for the great pleasure I received from your Concubine, which surely abounds in stroke of true poetry.