1854 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Rogers

Lydia Huntley Sigourney to Samuel Rogers, 10 February 1854; Clayden, Rogers and his Contemporaries (1889) 2:440.



Hartford: 10th Feb., 1854.

My dear Rogers,

Your name is cherished with tender regard in this new Western World, and every passing notice in the public papers of him who enriched our common language and the treasury of poesy with The Pleasures of Memory and Italy, appreciated as it should be.

For myself, being able to add the memory of the countenance and the voice to these associations, I am often wishing for some more definite notices of your welfare than thus reach us fortuitously over the waves, "few and far between."

Moved by the solicitation of friends visiting the Mother Land, I have sometimes given letters of introduction to yourself, which I should be happy to hear may have not been too numerous, or deemed on my part too great a liberty.

Should I again cross the ocean, it would be, I hope, to find you in health; and trusting ere long to be assured by yourself that it still continues comfortable, and that the blessing of God rests ever on your venerable and endeared head,

I remain yours, with the greatest respect,

L. H. Sigourney.