1766 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Jago

Joseph Cockfield to Weeden Butler, 5 June 1766; in John Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 5:766.



I received some time ago a very long and polite letter from Mr. Jago, the amiable author of those pieces in Dodsley's Miscellanies which have afforded both of us entertainment. He is indeed a gentleman of fine taste and great ingenuity; I should be glad to cultivate his friendship. I have not yet answered his letter, but propose soon to answer it. His piece intituled Edgehill, he informs me, will not be published till the latter end of the year.