1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Spence

Joseph Ritson to Sir Harris Nicolas, 29 November 1793; Letters of Joseph Ritson (1833) 2:34.



The attorney general has prepared no less than three indictments against Eaton for his "Hogs wash," and a fourth against poor Spence for his "Pigs meat:" so that these two worthy swineherds seem to have brought their hogs to a fine market. I have not yet seen the latter, but Eatons daughter informs me that he has long made up his mind for another imprisonment, and has accordingly taken a shop in Newgate-street, that he may have his family near him, and that the great cause, which he appears to have much at heart, may not be neglected in his confinement.