1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Ritson

Joseph Sterling to Thomas Percy, 11 February 1791; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 8:284.



There is at present a dearth of literary intelligence here. Mr. Cracherode desires his best respects to your Lordship. I one day met with Ritson, by accident, at White's the bookseller in Fleet Street; he is a shabby mean-looking fellow; when he left the shop, I had the curiosity to ask who he was, as he had been purchasing some uncommon books.