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CRABBE, George (1754-1832). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to J[ohn] Murray (on a slip pasted at the foot), 1 page 8vo (laid down, a little foxed), 11 December 1818.
'If you have Time to give the Subject a thought, you will oblige me by forming an opinion of the Titles I send.
 I have this M[or]n[in]g rec[eived]d y[ou]rs & will certainly wait on you at 3 oClock.'
According to Oxford DNB the publisher John Murray had agreed to pay Crabbe £3,000 for his copyrights and his new manuscript, Tales of the Hall, on 8 December 1811, only three days before the date of the present letter. This could well explain the author's alacrity in accepting a time to visit his publisher, but leaves in doubt what further 'Titles' he could now want to produce for his opinion.
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