Richard Hurd to Thomas Gray, [c. April 1757]
to Mr Gray of Pembroke
You want amusement at this time. I therefore take the liberty to inclose a translation of Aristotle's Ode, which I have thought of printing in the notes on Horace. In the main it reads easily enough; but you will tell me what it wants of being to your mind. Mr Nevile was so good as to turn it for me, and I know will take a pleasure to correct it according to any hints you shall give him. I need not say that the Original is in Diog. Laertius and in the 15th book, I think, of the Athenaeus.
Your faithful humble Servant
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- The Correspondence of Richard Hurd & William Mason. And letters of Richard Hurd to Thomas Gray. With introduction & notes by the late Ernest Harold Pearce. Ed. with additional notes by Leonard Whibley. Cambridge: University Press, 1932, 35-36
- Correspondence of Thomas Gray, 3 vols. Ed. by the late Paget Toynbee and Leonard Whibley, with corrections and additions by H. W. Starr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971 [1st ed. 1935], letter no. 237*, vol. ii, 500-501