1771 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Julius Mickle

Thomas Warton to David Garrick, 26 April 1771; Mickle, Poetical Works (1806) xlv n.



Mr. Mickle has shewn me his tragedy almost intirely new written, and the disposition greatly altered; so that I hope you will think it fit for the stage. But this I leave to your judgment. I own I wish we could contribute to keep him in England, and in the poetical world. Certainly, there are great strokes of merit in the play; and I shall be glad to find that none of your former objections remain.