Autograph note signed with his initial.
55 x 20 mm. 2 lines. Clipped and glued on a slip of paper (110 x 75 mm) supporting a wood-engraving by Thomas Bewick on verso (84 x 42 mm).
A quotation from Shakespeare's Henry IV Part I (Act 5, Scene 4): "But now two paces of the vilest earth is room enough. This earth that bears thee".
The pretty wood-engraving showing a peasant woman beating a goose with a cane is a clipped tail-piece from Thomas Bewick's "A History of British Birds" (vol. 2, London 1804).