1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Lisle Bowles

John Wilson? to William Lisle Bowles, 21 July 1819; Garland Greever, A Wiltshire Parson and his Friends (1926) 119.



The Editor cannot suppose that Mr. Bowles, in the midst of far more important avocations, would trouble himself with writing anything for this work, but if he thinks that any of his younger friends might do so, the Editor would consider himself indebted to Mr. Bowles for any such communication. He ventures to say this much in the hope that, though Blackwood's Magazine, like all other miscellaneous works, may have contained opinions and feelings with which Mr. Bowles may not have sympathized, the general tone of that work has been favourable to the cause of taste, morality, and religion.