184. Robert Bloomfield to Thomas Park, 23 May 1806*
City Road May 23d 1806
I take Mrs P's word implicitly for my promise, at the same time declaring that I could not be said to have forgotten it had I failed for I know nothing at all about the matter only that I shall be glad to see you, and will endeavour to get Holloway* into the same scrape.
It so happened that having dined on Tuesday at Mr Weymouths at Battersea in company with Mr H. Tooke and other interesting characters after sleeping there I walk'd home through the dust, and call'd on your friend Forster in my way, leaving a note relative to my former engagement with him; no time was fix'd, and I hope he will see that your appointment supersedes ours, had it taken place (at least on the present occasion). I shall therefore expect to find him at Hampstead.
I wish to say to Mrs Park that my brother Isaac has finished and sent to me his six anthemns which have employ'd his musical leisure for some years past.  His utmost wish is to submit them to some one competent to judge of their merit, and he names Mrs Park. I will at all events bring them with me; for should they by Mrs P. or others be deem'd worthy of publication which I particularly hope, I have promised him to exert my utmost impudence to get them printed by susbscription, and to get as many names as I can, in which I think that if the strange and singular situation of the composer does not create interest, it will at least justify the attempt.
Love to all,—
* Author of the 'Peasants Fate'. 
* BL Add. MS 28268, f. 215 BACK
 Isaac Bloomfield's anthems were published as Six Anthems for the Use of Choirs where there is No Organ (London, 1807). BACK
 Bloomfield's fellow rural poet (also published by Vernor and Hood) William Holloway, author of The Peasant's Fate: a Rural Poem. With Miscellaneous Poems (London, 1802). See Letter 83. BACK