1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Howitt

Felicia Hemans to Mary Howitt, 12 May 1828; Memorials of Mrs. Hemans, ed. Chorley (1836) 1:162.



When you write to Mr. Bernard Barton, with whom most probably you are in frequent communication, will you mention, with my kind regards, that many months of languishing health have caused the interruption in my correspondence with him, but that I am now reviving, and hope shortly to resume it. I sent a copy of your delightful volume, The Desolation of Eyam, a short time since, to some very intelligent friends whom I am fortunate enough to possess in America, they will, I know, be able to appreciate all its feeling and beauty.