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" Our friend, Dr. Hurd, having long ago desired me in your name to communicate any fragments, or sketches of a design I once had to give a history of English poetry, you may well think me rude or negligent, when you see me hesitating for so many months... "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 169
1817
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 31

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...sent the following letter: " Sir, 15th April, 1770, Pembroke Hall. " Our friend, Dr. Hurd, having long ago desired me in your name to communicate any fragments,...may well think me rude or negligent, when you. see Ģie besitating for so many months before I comply with your request, and yet (believe me) few of your...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1851 - 223 pages
...his Life of 2\ Warton, v. British Poets, vol. xviii; p. 80. Sir, Our friend, Dr. Kurd, having long ago desired me, in your name to communicate any fragments...a design, I once had, to give a History of English Poetry,f you may well think me rude or negligent, when you see me hesitating for so many months, before...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1851 - 223 pages
...v. British Poets, vol. xviii. p. 80. Sir, Our friend, Dr. Hurd, having long ago desired me, in yonr name to communicate any fragments or sketches of a...design, I once had, to give a History of English Poetry. t you may well think me rude or negligent, when you see me hesitating for so many months, before 1...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1853 - 223 pages
...in his own way.'* • t Dryden first called Donne metaphysical. See Warton'fl Pope, vol. iv. p. 252. design I once had to give a History of English Poetry,*...comply with your request; and yet, believe me, few of y^ur friends have been better pleased than I, to find this subjeet (surely neither unentertaining nor...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1853 - 223 pages
...Life of T. Warton, v. Brieish Poets, vol. xviii. p. 80. Sir, — Our friend, Dr. Hurd, having long ago desired me, in your name, to communicate any fragments or sketches of a * Perhaps Pope alluded to Suckling's verses to Davenant: — "Thou hast redeem'd us, Will: — and...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1853 - 223 pages
...Life of T. Warton, v. British Poets, vol. xviii. p. 80. Sir, — Our friend, Dr. Hurd, having long ago desired me, in your name, to communicate any fragments or sketches of a * Perhaps Pope alluded to Suckling's verses to Davenant: — " Thou hast redeem'd us, Will : — and...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1866 - 223 pages
...See his Life of T. Warton, v. Biithh Poets, vol. xviii. p. 80. Sir, Our friend, Dr. Kurd, having long ago desired me, in your name to communicate any fragments...design, I once had, to give a History of English Poetry, t you may well think me rude or negligent, when you see me hesitating for so many months, before 1...
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Letters

Thomas Gray - 1884
...CLXV. — TO THOMAS WARTON. Pembroke Hall, April 15, 1770. SIR — Our friend, Dr. Hurd, having long ago desired me, in your name to communicate any fragments...a design, I once had, to give a History of English Poetry,1 you may well think me rude or negligent, when you see me hesitating for so many months, before...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray: With a Memoir

Thomas Gray - 1885 - 146 pages
...his Life of T. Warton, v. British Poets, vol. xviii. p. 80. Sir, Our friend, Dr. Hurd, having long ago desired me, in your name to communicate any fragments...design, I once had, to give a History of English Poetry ,f you may well think me rude or negligent, when you see me hesitating for so many months, before 1...
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A History of English Poetry, Volume 1

William John Courthope - English poetry - 1895
...Our friend Dr. Hurd having long ago desired me in your name to communicate any fragments or sketehes of a design I once had to give a History of English...pleased than I to find this subject (surely neither uninteresting nor unuseful) had fallen into hands so likely to do it justice : few have felt a higher...
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