established by the Radicals, to show that they were at least not ignorant of literature.
Parkes wrote the articles on the prose writings of Milton.
He is a subscriber to the North American, and has been much pleased with the article in a late number (for July, I think) on Milton.
He thinks it the best essay on Milton ever written, and is anxious to know who is the author.
I have felt ashamed that I cannot tell.
Do not fail to let me know.
July, 1838, Vol.
XLVII. pp. 56-73. By Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Jan. 27, 1839.
Among the persons whom I have seen since I wrote the foregoing pages have been Leigh Hunt
1784-1859. and Thomas Campbell.
1777-1844. I yesterday morning saw Leigh Hunt, on the introduction of Carlyle.
He lives far from town,—in Chelsea,—in a humble house, with uncarpeted entry and stairs.
He lives more simply, I think, than any person I have visited in England; but he possesses a palace of a mind.
He is truly brilliant in conversation, and the little no