Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 28 May 1752
The Honble Horace Walpole Esq
in Arlington Street
I am sorry I am forced to tell you, that I can not have the Satisfaction of seeing you now at Strawberry. here is a Dr Wharton (whose Name you remember) a particular Friend of mine, that I have not seen in several Years: his Errand hither has been chiefly to see me, & till he leaves the Place, it will be impossible for me to stir.
I wish your Invitation had been some Weeks later, but as it is, I must be content to lose that Pleasure, as I do most others, & only send my Love to Mr Chute, & Compliments to Mr Bentley.
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- The Times, 15 May 1922, 16 col g
- The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Ed. by W. S. Lewis. New Haven, Conn.: Yale UP; London: Oxford UP, 1937-83, vols. 13/14: Horace Walpole's Correspondence with Thomas Gray, Richard West and Thomas Ashton i, 1734-42, Horace Walpole's Correspondence with Thomas Gray ii, 1745-71, ed. by W. S. Lewis, George L. Lam and Charles H. Bennett, 1948, vol. ii, 58
- Correspondence of Thomas Gray, 3 vols. Ed. by the late Paget Toynbee and Leonard Whibley, with corrections and additions by H. W. Starr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971 [1st ed. 1935], letter no. 167, vol. i, 362