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CAMBRIDGE, Richard Owen (1717-1802). Poet and essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Elizabeth] Montagu (1718-1800, author and literary hostess), 1 page 4to with address-leaf, 29 July no year. Expressing regret that he had been unable tosee her in London, and commending the poems of Edward Lovibond (ca 1723-1775).
'... Mr Lovibond, who (tho' no Milkwoman) abounded in the Milk of human kindness, has written many milky (tho not very poetical verses to his Love; which if you will read, you will only find that he is no Suckling. Yet let me recommend you to send for his poems & read (only) the Mulberry tree. I know of no figurative poem so well conducted throughout. The Characters of Garrick & Johnson, & the Works of your favorite Shakespear are typically described with no less justice than pleasantry. ...'
Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
[No: 24672]

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