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Mason : Letter to James Dodsley.

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/MASON

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After settling an issue concerning the payment of a bill to a Mrs Ward, Mason refers to the second edition of 'The poems of Mr Gray. To which are prefixed memoirs of his life and writings', 1775, which he edited and for which he wrote the memoir: '. . . I hear nothing from you concerning the sale of it. I have received more criticisms from you than I have been able to read, and am chiefly diverted by Dr Kenrick's who attacks the book in its least vulnerable part, the merit of Mr Gray's own poetry. You need not trouble to send any more of these reviews unless you meet with one particularly saucy.' The review in question, by William Kenrick was in the 'London Review of English and Foreign Literature'.


  • Creation: 1775-07-21

Biographical / Historical

William Mason, 1725-97, was a poet and garden designer.


1 item(s) (1 bifolium mounted on an album sheet) : Paper

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

235 × 187mm

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from John Hart (Catalogue 98, lot no. 48), September 2014.


Mason, William

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2014-09-25 11:12:01+00:00
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Repository Details

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