This volume contains the memoirs of William Collins, including selections from his journals and correspondence. William Collins (1721 - 1759) was an English poet. He was one of the most important poets of the eighteenth century, second in influence only to Thomas Gray. This book will appeal to those with an interest in the life and work of Collins, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Chapters of this volume include: "Letters to Mrs. W. Collins and the Rev. R. A. Thorpe", "Remarks", "Exhibition of 1832", "The Skittle-Players", "Country Visits", "Letters to Mrs. W. Collins", "Labours in the Art", "Letters from Sir David Wilkie", etcetera. William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. His most famous books include "The Woman in White", "The Moonstone", "Armadale", and "No Name". Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.