The Literary Correspondance of John Pinkerton, Esq. Now First Printed from the Originals in the Possession of Dawson Turner 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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...We trust you will presently see the advantage of accepting this offer; but, if you should still think it better to refer the whole to an arbitration, you will find us equally disposed to that mode of settlement, and the bill for 2001., which Mr. Coutts will keep till we receive your answer, must in that case be returned. MR. J. C. WALKER TO MR. PINKERTON. Dublin, April 28th, 1803. I was favored last night with your obliging letter, for which I beg your acceptance of my best thanks. Availing myself of your goodness, I have drawn up some notices for the gentleman who is doing me the honor to translate my Irish Bards. I do not find that such a translation was ever published; nor are there any traces in Mr. Pinkerton's correspondence by whom it was projected. The alterations and emendations suggested by Mr. Walker at the close of this letter are numerous, and would be important to 'the possessor of his volume; but I Please to give them to him, 'and at the same time inform him I shall have much pleasure in attending to any commands with which he may favor me. It is right he should be told that the book was the Production of a very young man, leading a gay life, and devoting very little time to study. It was too my first attempt at composition, and it often betrays, I fear, the hand of inexperience. Such as it is, however, it has been indulgently received by the public; and it has brought me some credit, as well on the continent as in this country. It was reviewed very favorably at Rome several times; and many passages from it were translated. I am told too that it was favorably reviewed in France soon after its publication. I once meditated an improved edition; but, as it is not likely I shall carry that intention into...
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