[ Richard Chenevix Trench, Archbishop of Dublin and poet. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Richd. C. Trench, [ to his publisher the London bookseller John W. Parker ] regarding his writing plans and engagements.

Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), Archbishop of Dublin in the Church of Ireland and Irish poet [ John William Parker the younger (1820-1860), London bookseller ]
Publication details: 
'Itchen Stoke'. 15 August 1840.
SKU: 19831

4pp., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with closed tears along the fold between the two leaves of the bifolium. Trench's publishers were 'John W. Parker & Son, West Strand'. The letter begins: 'I heartily wish that I could go to the press at once with the 3rd. Edition of the Parables. [ 'Notes on the Parables of Our Lord', first published in 1841 ] I have been however working hard at them & they are nearly ready. Before however they are quite ready I shall be so close upon my last Hulsean Lectures, which as yet are for the most part unwritten, that I shall be obliged to defer actual printing till those are prepared as they will claim all my time - & instead of being ready for publication at the end of October, all that I can expect is to be about that time going to the press'. He continues with reference to 'the Cambridge Lectures & the Kings College appointment', and 'The Miracles' ('Notes on the Miracles', which would appear in 1846). He expresses sadness at the news of the recipient's father's ill health, with reference to 'Mr. Donne' and a 'school Roman History'. He ends: 'I think Mr. Parker is missing something in not availing himself at once of the offer of one who is so immeasurably superior to those who commonly propose themselves to do bookseller's work.' In a postscript he proposes to 'call at the West Strand' during the next week.