177. Robert Bloomfield to Charles James Fox, 7 March 1806

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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt

177. Robert Bloomfield to Charles James Fox, 7 March 1806* 

Shepherd & Shepherdess, City Road, London , March 7th, 1806

As a friend of his Grace the Duke of Grafton, and as having four years ago given a highly valued testimony in favour of some of the compositions of my rustic muse, I venture to intrude upon your notice some pieces of a similar kind. [1]  Were I to express a wish, Sir, that for my country's sake you may not find time to look at them, I should be very near the truth. Yet feeling, as I do, the value of your opinion, and the honest hope of approbation, I thus trouble you once again, and subscribe myself truly,

Sir, your most humble servant,

Robt Bloomfield

Address: To the Right Honourable C.J. Fox.

* BL Add. MS 28268, f. 194; published in Hart, p. 39 BACK

[1] Bloomfield was sending a copy of his recently published Wild Flowers; or, Pastoral and Local Poetry. BACK

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September 2009