The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO B. W. PROCTER ; 19 July 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500700-TC-BWP-01; CL 25: 121-122


[ca. mid-July 1850]

DEAR P.—Not having anything of my own which I could contribute (as is my wish and duty) to this pious Adventure of yours, and not being able in these hot busy days to get anything ready, I decide to offer you a bit of an Excerpt from that singular “Conspectus of England,” lately written, not yet printed, by Professor Ezechiel Peasemeal, a distinguished American friend of mine. Dr. Peasemeal will excuse my printing it here. His “Conspectus,” a work of some extent, has already been crowned by the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Bunkum, which includes, as you know, the chief thinkers of the New World; and it will probably be printed entire in their “Transactions” one day. Meanwhile let your readers have the first taste of it; and much good may it do them and you!— T.C.