1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Wodhull

Anna Seward to Mrs. Childers, 16 August 1797; Letters, ed. Scott (1811) 4:381.



Rural gales and home-comforts have, I trust, dispersed all remains of your late indisposition. The house of such a friend as you describe Mr. Wodhal, has the ease of home without its domestic cares. To you also it is "redolent of youth and joy." Such intellectual fragrance must have a salutary correspondence with the functions of the body. I have not had the good fortune to meet with this gentleman's translation of Euripides; with Mr. Potter's I am acquainted. I shall endeavour to procure Mr. Wodhal's.