1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Seward

Bishop John Butler to William Seward, 10 May 1795; European Magazine 43 (January 1803) 7.



Hereford, May 10, 1795.
GOOD SIR,
I should deserve the implied rebuke you sent me, if I had known where to direct my warm acknowledgment of the favour I received from you. It was uneasy to me not to do this, after having been highly entertained and instructed by your Anecdotes, which are well chosen, and apply so directly, many of them, to what has passed in the world for some years, that you deserve the thanks of every serious friend to mankind, to religion, and government.
I wish you health, time, materials, and inclination, to add another volume or two. You cannot fail to find readers, and they will hardly find better employment.
I remain,
DEAR SIR,
Your obliged humble Servant,
J. HEREFORD.