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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Sir Thomas Erskine to Samuel Rogers, [1809?]

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘Dear Rogers,—As I have always great pleasure in visiting you, I should have been sorry to be engaged (as I am) at York Place on Saturday if I had not resolved not to come to St. James’s Place any more till I see Columbus, as you promised long ago.

‘I had not read the Pleasures of Memory from the time of its first publication till last week, and I cannot find words to tell you how delighted I was with the reconsideration of its beauties. I admit that its author ought to pause before he publishes, as it is not easy not to disappoint those who, in the double sense of the expression, have the Pleasures of Memory; but let me see Columbus, and I will give you my opinion.

‘Yours ever,