1744 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Say

William Duncombe to Thomas Herring, 10 June 1744; Letters from ... Dr. Thomas Herring, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury (1777) 71-72.



I have undertaken to be editor of the work mentioned in these proposals [Say's Poems on Several Occasions] for two reasons;

First, I really think it worthy the view of the public; and the essays, in particular, filled with curious and uncommon thoughts; and,

Secondly, I hope the publication may be of some service to a very good woman, in the decline of life, and one of the best of daughters.