1790 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Jerningham

Edmund Burke to Edward Jerningham, 18 November 1790; Lewis Bettany, Edward Jerningham and his Friends (1919) 37.



Dear Sir,

Your early and obliging approbation of my poor endeavours to prevent some enthusiasts from running the Country into confusion and barbarism is highly flattering to me. You, who have done so much to approve and to adorn Literature, will naturally be partial to every attempt which is made to prevent it from being abused to its destruction. Be assured that I am exceedingly proud of having, by my good intentions, been so happy as to merit your approbation. I have the honour to be with great esteem and respect,

Dear Sir,

Your most faithful and obedient humble servant,

Edmund Burke.