1766 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Graves

William Warburton to Richard Hurd, 6 November 1766; in Letters of a Late eminent Prelate (1808) 285.



Ralph is as good, though not so learned, perhaps as you could wish. He is now going upon Erasmus's Dialogues; a book long out of fashion, which yet I have recommended to Mr. Graves, as a guard against too much poetry within doors, and superstition, without. — But apropos of Mr. Graves. My Wife has let him the great house at Claverton, for which he gives 60 a year: and the great gallery-library is turned into a dormitory: so that where literature generally ends, it here begins.