Henry Leigh Hunt to William Hone, 16 February, 1824

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Henry Leigh Hunt to William Hone, 16 February, 1824.1-TEI-

February 16th, 1824
My dear Sir, —

What time & space would allow, was done for your pamphlet in Sunday’s paper; but we shall endeavour to do something more.2

Do you not think the enclosed list of your books, with what you may consider the most useful recommendatory notices of the Ancient Mysteries, would be a serviceable advt. for you in the Examiner, of course free of charge? If so, be good enough to mark out some of the eulogies, & the remainder shall appear.

We should be glad to have our names down in the subscription list of the History of Parody, for 3 copies.3

Shall I intrude if I call on you some day about 12 o’clock?

Yours, my dear Sir, —
Henry L. Hunt.
Be pleased to accept the accompanying volume of Voltaire’s Dictionary, with my father’s & my own best wishes.

To Mr. William Hone,
45 Ludgate Hill
Feb. 16th
With a book.

University of Iowa Digital Library, Leigh Hunt Letters, item: MsL H93h2. [external link] [return]
The pamphlet in question here is Hone's Aspersions Answered, his rejoinder to the scathing review he had received from the Quarterly for his earlier publication of the Apocryphal New Testament (1820) and Ancient Mysteries Described (1823). [return]
Since 1818 Hone had been working on what was to be his masterpiece, A History of Parody. The volume was long-advertised, and Hone had collected many subscriptions, but the work was never completed. [return]
Henry Leigh Hunt. Date: 2014-04-08