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