[ Thomas Townson, Archdeacon of Richmond and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. T.') to the antiquary John Loveday, commenting knowledgeably on the 'Critical Observations on the Sixth Book of the Aeneid' (by Edward Gibbon).

Thomas Townson (1715-1792), Archdeacon of Richmond and author [ John Loveday (1711-1789), English antiquary ]
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1p., on half a folio leaf (16 x 19.5 cm). In fair condition, aged and worn. Fifteen lines of neatly-written text, signed 'T. T.' Begins: 'I reckon Mr J Loveday, to whom my best respects, has read the Critical Observations on the Sixth book of the Aeneid, which is pretty smart upon his friend the Bp of Gloucester. But the ingenious author, in the eagerness of his assault, seems to lay himself open to attack, by asserting, p.17, that Aeneas never appears as a legislator, except in one line Aen. III. 137.' Signed at end 'T. T.', with the initials underlined twice.

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