Sir Richard Steele

Rae Blanchard (ed.), The Correspondence of Richard Steele

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84. Steele to ——?1

MS.: Collection of Messrs. Maggs Brothers London (1938).

November 16th 1713 Bloomesbury-Square


I am infinitely obliged to you for your letter and enclosed essay concerning the Poor. I protest to you I never read any thing with more delight. I desire your acquaintance and Freindship and hope to be led into a great deal of usefull Knowledge by your favour.

  • I am, Sr, With Great respect,                         
  • Yr Obedient and most obliged Humble Servant
  • Richard Steele     
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Editor’s Note
1 Not identified. The essay may have been submitted for publication in The Englishman. Another unknown friend of Steele's during this period was the 'Reverend Gentleman' who assisted him with the editing of The Ladies Library (see Preface, dated 21 July 1714).
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