85. Robert Bloomfield to W. Took, Junior, 7 May [1802]


85. Robert Bloomfield to W. Took, Junior, 7 May [1802]* 

City Road. May 7th

To Mr Took


Since I had the pleasure of seeing you here I have had full exercise for my philosophy, and far from commencing Stoic I am confirmed in my belief that pain is an inconvenience. I have had a month's conflict with a rheumatic complaint even to lameness in my loins. I am ashamd to say that I have neglected to wait on Sir J Banks and suppose that I have now overstood the market.

Your letter is very candid as well as freindly; and I think your objection to the two lines in question well founded, but the word Squadron to my ear signifies exclusively a party of Horse Soldiers, I may be wrong in thus understanding it.—

A second edition is now finishing, so that this and one or two other trifling amendments must wait another opportunity.—

I am pleased to find myself so well treated in the 'British Critic' and even in the 'Antijacobin', and with great esteem Remain Sir

Your Obed

Robt Bloomfield

Address: Mr W. Took. Jun / 10 Grays Inn Square / May 7

* Misc MS 3572, Pforzheimer Collection, New York Public Library BACK