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The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart
Chapter 16: 1832-36
John Gibson Lockhart to Henry Hart Milman, 8 July 1830

Vol. I. Preface
Vol. I Contents.
Chapter 1: 1794-1808
Chapter 2: 1808-13
Chapter 3: 1813-15
Chapter 4: 1815-17
Chapter 5: 1817-18
Chapter 6: 1817-19
Chapter 7: 1818-20
Chapter 8: 1819-20
Chapter 9: 1820-21
Chapter 10: 1821-24
Chapter 11: 1817-24
Chapter 12: 1821-25
Chapter 13: 1826
Vol. II Contents
Chapter 14: 1826-32
Chapter 15: 1828-32
Chapter 16: 1832-36
Chapter 17: 1837-39
Chapter 18: 1837-43
Chapter 19: 1828-48
Chapter 20: 1826-52
Chapter 21: 1842-50
Chapter 22: 1850-53
Chapter 23: 1853-54
Chapter 24: Conclusion
Vol. II Index
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“The Rev. H. H. Milman, St. Mary’s, Reading.
“Chiefswood, near Melrose, July 8, 1830.

My dear Milman,—Owing to some mistake at Albemarle Street, I did not receive your letter of the 25th of June until last night—which I much regret, as time is beginning to be precious for the next Quarterly. I also have read Heber’sLife,’ and with great disappointment. The subject had in truth been exhausted before Mrs. Heber took it up. But although under these circumstances I can hardly think a ‘Memoir’ of the Bishop would be the thing for the Quarterly Review, I feel strongly that the book might furnish you with materials whereon to construct a most interesting general article. It is a proud thing for the Church that it always contains men of the same class with Heber—gentlemen—almost universal scholars—sincere patriots and philanthropists and Christians. There is no other

1 Quarterly Review, January 1831.

Church—certainly no other Protestant one—of which all this could be said. Here is one point. . . . I admire
Henry Coleridge’s book very much indeed, and should be delighted to receive the proposed article on him and the nameless Germans you allude to. Let me have Heber and Coleridge—which you please first. But do let me have one of them, or something, at all events, from you forthwith, for I never was so poorly off for materials of the right cut; and please, if you write to me again, address me here at once.

“My wife desires her best remembrances. We have had very wretched weather, considering the time of year; but still there have been fine days some, and fine half days not a few; and finding ourselves after some summers’ absence re-established in our old favourite cottage juxta Tuedam, we have been thinking of anything but complaint. I hope Mrs. Milman is quite recovered, and all your pretty children in full bloom.—Ever truly yours,

J. G. Lockhart.

“Anything more as to the Indian poetry, and, may I add, as to the Christian scheme, Q.F.F.Q.S.1 Sir W. Scott has not yet been released from Edinburgh, but will be here next week.”