Dear Mr. Way,
After so many letters to people who never existed, may I venture a
short one, to a person very real to me, though I have never seen
him, and only know him by his many kindnesses? Perhaps you will add
another to these by accepting the Dedication of a little work, of a
sort experimental in English, and in prose, though Horace--in Latin
and in verse--was successful with it long ago?
Very sincerely yours,
To W. J. Way, Esq.