Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch — June 8, 1836 (LTR-069)


June 8. 1836

My dear Sir;

Your kind letter of the 3d. ult: is received, and I beg you to accept my thanks for your beautiful translation, and equally beautiful original lines. It would, indeed, be a source of congratulation with me if, by any means within my power I could secure your occasional aid in the way of contributions. I look, with much interest, for your promised Notice of Mr Perdicaris’ Lectures. You will send it on, I hope, as soon as possible. The 20 copies shall be attended to. Your verses are already in the printer's hands, and shall appear, certainly, in the next number of the Messenger — of which a copy shall be also forwarded to M. Perdicaris.

Do you not think that, through your intercession, Perdicaris himself might be induced to send us something for our Journal. I am well aware of his abilities, and especially of his critical acquaintance with the classical Greek. A Romaic song, in the original, by P. with a translation by yourself, would be an invaluable gem. We would be glad, indeed, to publish any thing either from him or from yourself.

Please give my best respects to my cousins, Robert F. Poe, and William, and believe me, dear Sir, that I fully reciprocate the many kind expressions of your letter.

With the highest respect
Yr. Mo. Ob. St.
Edgar A. Poe.

Rev. S. G. Bulfinch





[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to S. G. Bulfinch (LTR069/RCL149)