1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Aubrey

John Evelyn to John Aubrey; in Nichols, Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 1:455n.



SIR,

Something I would contribute to your Natural History of Surrey, if it were possible; but your performance is so accurate, that you have left nothing almost for those who shall come after you. It is the country of my birth and delight; but I am ashamed to discover how ignorant I am of a thousand of those excellent remarks which I find you have taken notice of, to my reproach. The notices I have presumed to send you, cannot add any thing to your work; but testify the disposition I have to serve you, if it lay in the power of your most faithful servant,

JOHN EVELYN.