1759 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Vernon

William Shenstone to Thomas Percy, 6 June 1759; Letters, ed. Hecht (1909) 18.



Your friend Mr. Johnson was so good as to send me a Little Poem call'd the Parish Clerk (by Vernon) including a Comp. on my Schoolmistress. I am surprised at the Language and Harmony of Period, shall send for his whole Book, and wish to do the Man some real Good.