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HAWKESWORTH, John (ca 1720-1773). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to R[obert] Dodsley (1704-1764, bookseller and writer), 1 page 4to with address-leaf (a little worn and trimmed, but the text intact), Bromley, 3 November 1757. The letter is addressed to Dodsley 'at Tully's head / Pall Mall/ London' [the bookshop that he had opened in early 1735] and discusses a literary project.
'I return you the two Lists; those articles in Mr Lowth's List which are marked at the beginning of the Line with a x are also in mine where I have drawn a stroke through them. Those marked at the end of the Line with a - are not in mine and such of these as may be usefull to me I have distinguished by writing against them the word borrow. I should also like to see Batterley and Stukeley's work mention at the end.
'I should be lothe to make much progress before Mr Campbel's worke appears because it is probable that I shall have as much trouble with the articles that in consequence of his work I shall alter or enlarge as would suffice to write them wholly anew. I will prepare the articles of agreement the first thing I do, & shall be glad to hear that you have seen a specimen of Mr Ralph's performance. Mrs Hawkesworth joins in Compliments with D[ea]r S[i]r
Your's affectionately
Jno Hawkesworth'

[No: 22847]


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