1811 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Churchyard

George Chalmers to Archibald Constable, 11 March 1816; in Archibald Constable and his Literary Correspondents (1873) 1:452.



I thought to amuse myself with [editing] Churchyard's Chips; but not to make a fortune. As our friends go on with the publication, I suppose I shall have the bag to hold. I naturally expected, as you are one of the publishers, that they would send you a proportion of the work for sale at Edinburgh. I must find a leisure day to go into the City on this unpleasant business. I told them they might have the whole in their own way, but they seem not to care for it in any way. I cease to growl.