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Document number: 4416
Date: 20 Aug 1853
Dating: 1853 publication of book
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BURGESS Henry
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 6th January 2011

Blackburn, Lancashire,
Aug 20


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 Burgess

H. F. Talbot Esq

[printed enclosure:]

Preparing for publication by Subscription, in One Volume handsomely printed and bound, price 10s. 6d., sent free by post:
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).

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