1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Jerningham

Thomas Percy to Edward Jerningham, 1788; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-1858) 8:260.



The Bishop of Dromore returns his very sincere respects to Mr. Jerningham, and desires he will accept his best thanks for the most obliging present of his Poem on Enthusiasm, which he has just now received, and which is written in the true spirit of his subject: the Bishop knows not which to admire most, the glowing imagination or liberal sentiments of the Author; who does the Bishop very great honour, by remembering him at this remote distance, and by allowing him so early an entertainment in fowarding his Poem, which otherwise would not have reached him for a long time.