1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hawkesworth

Elizabeth Carter to Elizabeth Montagu, 20 July 1773; Letters to Mrs. Montagu, ed. Montagu Pennington (1817) 2:207.



I have known Dr. Hawksworth many years, and honoured him as the author of the Adventurers, which are an excellent set of papers. I am very sorry to find that this last performance [Cook's Voyages] is so unworthy of him. I have not seen it, and certainly never shall have the least curiosity to read it from the accounts that you, and some of my other friends, have given me of it.