342. Robert Bloomfield to [? John
Murray], 9 September 1819*
Thursday, Sep. 9. 1819
I leave in your hands a full specimen of my poems, and wish I had
the other pieces here, but no delay shall be attributable
to me, if you understand my purpose and intention.
My reputation was never more concerned than now for I never
witnessd a greater expectation of a new work on the part of my numerous
correspondents. I therefore venture to hope for all that justice and liberality
for which I have heard you famed. I have no friend on the spot to introduce it
to you, but am confident of its extensive sale, though that may be the silliest
thing in the world for an author to say.
And am Sir yours Respectfully