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CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777-1844). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Frederick De George at Holland House, Blackheath, 3 pages 4to with address, 10 Upper Seymour Street West, 12 November 1824. Discussing his new poem and arrangements for the translation into French of other pieces.
'... Strange as it may appear it is nevertheless true that I did not finish my alterations on my new poem till yesterday and I could not forward a copy to Paris before Monday the 15th. The poem will be out in London the 22d so that I fear I have kept it too late for the possibility of its being publishd in Paris.
 To you & to Montemont I feel quite as much obliged as if the kind office which has been offered had been realized. I will still beg leave to hold Mr Montemont to his promise of translating Theodric & I will for that purpose transmit to you the first copy which I can get from the Printer's hands.
 Whenever the translation of the Pleasures of Hope arrives I shall be much flatterd to see myself in French Costume. ...'
Campbell also explains that he has been at Cheltenham for the sake of his health ('and still but very poorly'), and asks what steps he needs to take 'to be a candidate for the honour of a seat in the Academy'.
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