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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to Samuel Rogers, [5 October 1830]

Contents vol. VI
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Contents vol. VII
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Appendix I
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Appendix III
List of Letters
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[Dated at end: Oct. 5, 1830.]

DEAR Sir,—I know not what hath bewitch’d me that I have delayed acknowledging your beautiful present. But I have been very unwell and nervous of late. The poem was not new to me, tho’ I have renewed acquaintance with it. Its metre is none of the least of its excellencies. ’Tis so far from the stiffness of blank verse—it gallops like a traveller, as it should do—no crude Miltonisms in [it]. Dare I pick out what most pleases me? It is the middle paragraph in page thirty-four. It is most tasty. Though I look on every impression as a proof of your kindness, I am jealous of the ornaments, and should have prized the verses naked on whity-brown paper.

I am, Sir, yours truly,
C. Lamb.
Oct. 5th.