1828 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alaric Alexander Watts

Felicia Hemans to Alaric Alexander Watts, 1828 ca.; in Alaric Alfred Watts, Alaric Watts, a Narrative of his Life, by his Son (1884) 2:26-27.



I believe that the American writers are far more likely than otherwise to be pleased at finding themselves placed in an agreeable collection [the Literary Souvenir?] and sent forth to the British world in a creditable form. I know that I myself have always felt flattered at the extensive circulation which the Transatlantic reprints of my own works have obtained, although of profit on the American sale, neither I nor my bookseller have ever received a farthing.