1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Doubleday

William Blackwood to John Wilson, 20 September 1823; Mary Wilson Gordon, Christopher North (1862; 1894) 267.



When you noticed Galt's Ringan Gilbaize, you would recollect, I dare say, Doubleday's Tragedy [The Italian Wife]. I wish much you could give half an hour to it, which would suffice. He has not said much; but in two or three of his letters he has inquired, in his quiet way, if we were not going to have some notice of his Tragedy in "Maga." As you probably have not a copy with you, I enclose one, in case you should be tempted to take it up.