1751 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Birch

Thomas Edwards, Letter to Thomas Birch, 1 October 1751; Gentleman's Magazine 53 (November 1783) 921.



Turrick, Oct. 1, 1751.

DEAR SIR,

I return you many thanks for Spenser. I was surprised to find, by yours of last post, that you thought I had received it so long ago, whereas it did not come to me till Sunday sevennight; I found it was advertised for a short time, and therefore went to work as hard as I could, that I might send you the errata as soon as possible. I hope they are pretty exact, at least they are as much so as the time would allow; and I am so much streightened in that, that I can only tell you I hope to see you in less than a fortnight: in the mean while, I beg my respects to all friends, and am your obliged humble servant,

THO. EDWARDS.