I shall feel honoured & grateful if your approval of my former work disposes you to patronize that of which I send a notice,<1> & which I hope to be able to publish. An early reply will be a favour.
I am Sir Yours faithfully
H. F. Talbot Esq
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THE REPENTANCE OF NINEVEH,
A Metrical Oration,
by ephraem syrus.
translated from the original syriac with an introduction and notes by The rev. henry burgess, Ph. D., of Göttingen,
curate of st. mary’s, blackburn; editor of kitto’s journal of sacred literature; and translator of select metrical hymns and homilies of ephraem syrus.>
[a specimen and advertisement of former work, with specimens, follows]
1. Burgess, The Repentance of Ninevah, A Metrical Homily on the Mission of Jonah, by Ephraem Syrus. Also, an Exhortation to Repentance, and some smaller pieces. Translated from the Original Syriac, with an Introduction and Notes (London: Robert B. Blackadder, 1853).