7. Unidentified bookseller [? William Bent] to Robert Bloomfield, before 21 June 1798 

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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt
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7. Unidentified bookseller [? William Bent] to Robert Bloomfield, before 21 June 1798* 


(Extract)


... The Farmer's boy may afford pleasure to the person for whom it is intended; but it cannot be expected that any stranger should give his opinion of such a literary performance to the author.

* BL Add. MS 28266, f. 87 (copy); published in 1809, as accompanying the Farmer's Boy MS, p. xxiv BACK

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September 2009