1841 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bernard Barton

Allan Cunningham to Bernard Barton, 3 June 1841; E. V. Lucas, Bernard Barton and his Friends (1893) 125.



Come, my dear Friend, and see me on Friday, and bring Miss Barton and Major Moor with you, you will find the doors of the sculptor open, and Allan Cunningham ready to welcome you. The evils of Life, and to me they have been and continue heavy, interpose both in matters of friendship and correspondence; yet they have not altered my nature nor hardened my heart; tho' they have bleached my locks and made me, since a severe illness which I had last year, reluctant to move. So come and see me, and let us "give one hour's discharge to care." God bless you, says Allan Cunningham.