Blackburn, Mar. 25,
The neglected state of Syriac Literature makes the <fastening?> care of the friends of learning necessary, & as my apology for defending myself by a Subscription. I gladly give all my labour to introduce these antique gems to English readers, & your patronage of a really handsome volume will relieve my anxiety as to its publication.
W. H. F. Talbot Esq.
The return of the papers if not wanted, will be a favour