1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Steevens

Samuel Johnson to George Steevens, 21 Febuary 1774; in Boswell, Life of Johnson (1791); ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 2:313.



Sir,
We are thinking to augment our club, and I am desirous of nominating you, if you care to stand the ballot, and can attend Friday nights at least twice in five weeks: less than this is too little, and rather more will be expected. Be pleased to let me know before Friday.
I am, Sir, your most, &c.
Sam. Johnson.
Feb. 21, 1774.