Copy of a letter from Thomas Manning, [March 1800]

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Copy of a letter from Thomas Manning to Charles Lamb, India House, London. Manning discusses Burnet's history (pleased with), Hume (easy, sweet, obscure), Gibbon (pointed, terse, brilliant), Robertson (judicious, vigorous). He writes that he does not generally share Lamb's letters with Lloyd. He further asks that Lamb does not refer to Manning as an atheist in case the Catholics should come to the fore and Manning might find himself as one of "Smithfield's Illuminati". Dated [March 1800]. Copy is handwritten, 2 pieces, 3 sides