Excerpt from The Letters of Thomas Gray, Including the Correspondence of Gray and Mason, Vol. 2 I Hope that I have ackwledged in the tes to this volume my obligations to my several correspondents, but I must t omit to mention the help which I have received from Mr. Walter Jerrold and my son, Mr. Duncan Tovey, who have made extracts for me from works of reference to which I had direct access. From Mr. Henry Davis, of the Camera Club, I have received several very interesting communications, of which I have made or shall make use. I ought to have recorded in vol. i. my debt to Dr. G. Birkbeck Hill; and w to the regret of all who have profited by his services to eighteenth-century literature he rests from his labours, and I am compelled mutae vana haec jactare favillae. This edition, as far as it has gone, has been favourably received, especially in the United States. Of the preface to the first volume one English critic has, indeed, said in effect that the editor might possibly be found to have a meaning, if he knew how to make it clear. Of the Appendix the same critic has said (again in effect) that the public was t at all interested in the question there raised. If this writer could t understand the Preface, he certainly could t understand the Appendix; otherwise he would have discovered that it deals with a question of morals, and only to that end with minutiae. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.