1775 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Richard Hurd

William Warburton to Richard Hurd, 15 February, 1775; John Nichols, Literary Anecdotes (1812-15) 6:485n.



Feb. 15, 1775.

MY DEAR LORD,

I have waited with impatience to salute you Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry in full right. May you long live in health, for the sake of the publick in the first place, and then of your friends. — I have the greatest confidence in your friendship, as I hope you have in mine. It is a supreme pleasure that I leave you in the hands of a more useful, infinitely more honourable, it is impossible he should be a more sincere, or warmer Friend, than, my dear Sir, yours most entirely,

W. GLOUCSTER.