118. Robert Bloomfield to the Editor of The Monthly Mirror, 4 December 1803*
It is too late in the day for me to study trigonometry, but having lately admired a practitioner in that way, I send you my thoughts on the architect. Perhaps, had I endeavoured to alter the form of my memorandums from what they appear in my book, I should only have got rid of one fault,—a homespun way of telling a story,—without gaining an equivalent. If you should find it worthy of insertion, or any naturalist find himself inclined to set me right where I am wrong, I should feel greatly obliged to both.
Yours, Sir, truly,
Rob. Bloomfield.Dec. 4, 1803.