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My Friends and Acquaintance
Horace & James Smith II
Horace Smith to Peter George Patmore, 1 July 1844

Vol I Contents
Charles Lamb I
Charles Lamb II
Charles Lamb III
Charles Lamb IV
Charles Lamb V
Charles Lamb VI
Charles Lamb VII
Charles Lamb VIII
Charles Lamb IX
Charles Lamb X
Thomas Campbell I
Thomas Campbell II
Thomas Campbell III
Thomas Campbell IV
Thomas Campbell V
Thomas Campbell VI
Thomas Campbell VII
Lady Blessington I
Lady Blessington II
Lady Blessington III
Lady Blessington IV
Lady Blessington V
R. Plumer Ward I
R. Plumer Ward II
R. Plumer Ward III
R. Plumer Ward IV
R. Plumer Ward V
R. Plumer Ward VI
Appendix vol I
Vol II Contents
R. Plumer Ward VII
R. Plumer Ward VIII
R. Plumer Ward IX
R. Plumer Ward X
R. Plumer Ward XI
R. Plumer Ward XII
R. Plumer Ward XIII
R. Plumer Ward XIV
R. Plumer Ward XV
R. Plumer Ward XVI
R. Plumer Ward XVII
R. Plumer Ward XVIII
R. Plumer Ward XIX
R. Plumer Ward XX
R. Plumer Ward XXI
R. Plumer Ward XXII
R. Plumer Ward XXIII
Horace & James Smith I
Horace & James Smith II
William Hazlitt I
William Hazlitt II
William Hazlitt III
William Hazlitt IV
William Hazlitt V
William Hazlitt VI
William Hazlitt VII
William Hazlitt VIII
Appendix vol II
Vol III Contents
William Hazlitt IX
William Hazlitt X
William Hazlitt XI
William Hazlitt XII
William Hazlitt XIII
William Hazlitt XIV
William Hazlitt XV
William Hazlitt XVI
William Hazlitt XVII
William Hazlitt XVIII
William Hazlitt XIX
William Hazlitt XX
William Hazlitt XXI
William Hazlitt XXII
William Hazlitt XXIII
William Hazlitt XXIV
William Hazlitt XXV
William Hazlitt XXVI
Laman Blanchard I
Laman Blanchard II
Laman Blanchard III
Laman Blanchard IV
Laman Blanchard V
Laman Blanchard VI
Laman Blanchard VII
Laman Blanchard VIII
R & T Sheridan I
R & T Sheridan II
R & T Sheridan III
R & T Sheridan IV
R & T Sheridan V
R & T Sheridan VI
R & T Sheridan VII
R & T Sheridan VIII
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“Brighton, 12 Cavendish Place, July 1, 1844.

“Dear Sir,—Many thanks to you and Mr. Moxon, for the little volume of poems by your son, which I have just perused with very great pleasure; and beg leave most sincerely to congratulate you on the true feeling of poetry which they evince, and the promise they afford of his attaining no mean station in literature, since he can accomplish so much in the outset of his career. The times, we are daily told, are not poetical; but I cannot, and do not, believe, that the simple and natural effusions of the Muse will ever lose their attraction. The subject of the Woodman’s Daughter is painful, but it is very
cleverly and delicately treated. As was to be expected from the youth of the writer, there is, perhaps, a predominance of love stories—an objection, if it be one, which would not have occurred to me thirty or forty years ago—when I was still older than your son. The
Boccacio story of the Hawk pleases me the most, but they are all full of talent and of promise. Pray convey to the young bard my best wishes for his success, and believe me ever, dear Sir,

“Yours, very truly,
“Horatio Smith.”