Note by A Milnes to As An Author a chapter of The Life Of Pope

'About fifteen I got acquainted with Mr. Walsh. He used to encourage me much, and used to tell me that there was one way left of excelling: for though we had several great poets, we never had any one great poet that was correct; and he desired me to make that my study and aim.' Spence's Anecdotes, p. 212.

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