The Letters; Edited Chiefly from Originals in the Possession of His Nephew : In Two Volumes Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...there is an end of the business. You now receive the Danish and Swedish Dictionaries of Wolffe and Serenius: the latter (particularly with both parts together) is a very scarce book, and cost, I confess, rather more than I expected; but I question if another copy is to be had in London. "Who is Malone?"--Where are my Cursory Criticisms P No. 12430 (Peter the Great) in Lackingtons catalogue was sold; and so, unfortunately was the Swedish grammar, which I despair of recovering. No. 12433, is a heap of trash: you had an article or two from it some years since. I thank you for the errata in Robin Hood, which I could scarcely have believed. You need not have been afraid to "indulge conjectures," as it would be sufficient to point out the corrupt or suspicious passage. Minot, I am persuaded, is more correct; and surely both the text and the typography have some merit. A few inedited poems of Hoccleve have been splendidly printed in a thin quarto by Mr. George Mason; but they, like every other composition of that writer, are mere trash. I have already asked, perhaps, if you wish for Burghers poems. The ballad of Lenore" has undergone three different translations: the last of which, by the honorable Mr. Spencer, is a most pompous folio, with several beautiful engravings, and the German text on the opposite page: --price one guinea. The laureats production is eighteen pence. Have you yet seen the new "Parochial history of Stockton?"--in which, by the by, you have got a snug niche; though, I doubt, whether you will think yourself much indebted for it either to the author or to his informant... Health and friendship! J. Ritson. CLIV. To The Editor. If you can find no better employment for the old womans two guineas...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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