NPG 763 (1b)

 

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Letter from Samuel Rogers to the Thomas Phillips, undated, regarding the portrait.
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on the subject, would protest loudly against all further proceedings; & perhaps with reason. I have heard of some Poet who prefixed his ugly unmeaning face to his book, & it instantly stopped the sales. Nobody took any farther interest in his (illegible) complainings.

Yours very truly
Samuel Rogers

I have been out of town, or I should