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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Samuel Rogers to Richard Sharp, [17 March 1814]

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘Wednesday [17 March, 1814].

‘My dear Friend,—If you should happen to be disengaged to-morrow, and to have any evening engagement in this part of the world, you would perhaps oblige me with your company to dinner—or after it—but only on the last condition; and it would rejoice the heart of a very old and excellent friend. I expect only Blair and Dr. Holland from Albania. The new dedication to “Childe Harold” is very beautiful in his way. It is to a child I have often kissed on my knee—
‘Love’s image upon earth without his wing.
And, again, which will remind you of
Wordsworth, though not as a plagiarism—
‘Young Peri of the West, ‘tis well for me,
My years already doubly number thine,
Happy I ne’er shall see thee in decline.
After which I fear you will turn away from,
‘“Thee hath it pleased. Thy will be done,” he said,
Then sought his cabin and the fervour fled;
And round him lay the sleeping as the dead,
When by his lamp to that mysterious guide.

‘Ever yours,
Samuel Rogers.’