[Saturday, 18 February.]

<…> -ment, considering that the county is Herefordshire. But I am much pleased that he was pleased at all. After tea, he suggested my writing to Mr. Barker & enquiring whether Valpy wd. publish my work in the Classical Library. Wont do it without consulting Mr. Boyd. Wrote to him tonight, a short letter—[1]

I told him not to write himself, but to send some short message to me, which Mrs. B or Annie might be kind enough to convey.

1. Abraham John Valpy (1787–1854), London editor and publisher, one of whose assistants was H.S.B.’s friend, E. H. Barker. For E.B.B.’s letter, see BC, 3, 7.

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