BLAKESLEY, Joseph Williams. 11008



Autograph Letter Signed, to ‘Dear Donaldson’, discussing iambics, shooting parties, and “M.Liancoourt’s method”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, a few light spots, generally good. Ware Vicarage, 12 July 1854. Joseph Williams Blakesley (1808-1885), tutor at Trinity Cambridge, Dean of Lincoln (1872), member of the Apostles Club, and friend of Tennyson, who addressed Blakesley in one of his earliest published poems, ‘Clear-headed friend, whose joyful scorn, Edged with sharp laughter, cuts atwain The knots that tangle human creeds’. 45