Autograph letter signed "T. Campbell" to Mrs. [John] Hughes, accepting her invitation to breakfast. Thomas Campbell.

Thomas Campbell: "a prim pure presbyterian poetaster"

Autograph letter signed "T. Campbell" to Mrs. [John] Hughes, accepting her invitation to breakfast.

[London], Middle Scotland Yard Whitehall: 19 March , n.y.[after 1822].

One page, in ink. 1 vols. 4to. Thomas Campbell: "a prim pure presbyterian poetaster" Mounted to larger sheet, small tear at outer edges. Item #217156

A witty acceptance letter to the mother of Thomas Hughes (author of TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS), from the Scottish poet Campbell (1777-1844), author of THE PLEASURES OF HOPE. Accepting the invitation to breakfast with her and "the Bishop of Llandaff , he remarks amusingly:

"The breakfast hours being an hour acceptable to myself - a prim pure presbyterian poetaster whose fathers shed their blood for the covenant - it rejoices me that you of the 'Whistling __ (?) can breakfast at so godly an hour & this circumstance (together with the repeal of the Beer tax) convinces me that Mr. Gooing (?) is right as to his production of the speedy coming of the millenium of the Millenium ... "

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