w who have been admitted to see it privately have expressed a uniform opinion of the genius and merit which it shows.
I hear through Howe and Charles Perkins of your new work, Adam and Eve, and congratulate you upon your splendid success.
Both write about it in terms of the warmest admiration.
So the prophecy is coming to pass!
The laurel is suspended over your head.
Fame and fortune are becoming your handmaidens.
I have not yet seen the pieces belonging to Jonathan Phillips
The Cupid of Crawford belonged to Mr. Phillips, and the Bride of Abydos and a bas-relief of Christ blessing Children, to Mr. Parker. or John Parker; but hear others, who have seen them, speak of them as I could wish.
In my earliest hour of leisure, when I may wander abroad by daylight, I shall call and see them.
You will see much of my friends this winter in Rome.
I long to refresh my parched lips at the living fountains of art bursting forth from dead Rome, and should have delight in joining How