1754 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Jago

William Shenstone to Richard Graves, 15 July 1754; Letters, ed. Mallam (1939) 297.



You asked my about Jago's preferment. The living last given him by the Bishop of Worcester is, I believe, near an hundred pounds a year. With this, he has Harbury, of about fifty; and Chesterton, a sort of chapel of ease, about forty; in the whole, therefore, about a hundred and ninety: but then he is obliged to keep a curate; and what I think yet worse is, that he cannot make it convenient to live at his new situation, which is a pretty one.