An Ingenious Writer
I have received a poem on the death of Dr Goldsmith1 which the author has done me the honour to inscribe to me. I am very much flattered by a compliment on so distinguished a subject and from so very ingenious a writer. I shall take it as an additional favour (if I do not intrude too much into his secret) if the gentleman will let me know to whom I owe the obligation of this great politeness and the satisfaction I have had in the perusal of the fine poem in which he has been pleased to give me a particular interest.
- 1.Possibly John Taif’s The Druid’s Monument or A Monody on the Death of Dr Oliver Goldsmith (London: Thomas Davies, 1774), which was dedicated to Burke.Google Scholar