1811 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Alfred Davenport

Mary Russell Mitford to Dr. Mitford, 22 March 1811; L'Estrange, Life of Mary Russell Mitford (1870) 1:101.



I have had a most delightful letter from that delightful man, Mr. Davenport. He meant to write to you by the same post, and was much pleased with my grandfather's poems. He accuses me of gross injustice to the Spaniards [in Death of Sir John Moore]. I shall try to make them amends by writing a poem upon a Spanish subject. Perhaps, though, I may do them more justice by my friendship than my enmity. I shall write to him when Christina comes out.