1810 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Herman Merivale

Samuel Rogers to Francis Hodgson, 1810 ca.; Memoir of Francis Hodgson (1878) 1:276-77.



Many, many thanks for your kindness, and pray express my grateful acknowledgments to Mr. Merivale for his very elegant present. I make no doubt that it will fulfill your promise — that I shall read it with my first feelings — and that it will bring back to my mind that delicious evening (an evening in July) when I first discovered The Minstrel among some loose papers in my father's library. Alas! Alas! Five and thirty years have fled, and yet it seems but yesterday.

Yours most sincerely,

SAML. ROGERS.