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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 8 August 1755

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To
The Honble Horace Walpole Esq
in Arlington Street
London
9 AV

I intend to be at Strawberry on Monday before dinner. but as Saints have the Diabetes, you will not wonder if a miserable Sinner can not answer a day beforehand for his own constitution. seriously it has not been fair weather within me, eversince I came into this country. at Mr Chute's I was not quite right; & since my return, particularly this morning, I am sensible of a feverish disposition, & little wandering pains, that may fix into the Gout, & confine me again. if so, you will excuse the caprices of my distemper, & conclude, that it came upon me too suddenly for me to give you notice in time.

I am
Yours ever
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Letter ID: letters.0231 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 38
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 37

Dates

Date of composition: 8 August 1755
Date (on letter): Aug: 8. 1755
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
Address (on letter): Stoke
Place of addressee: [London, United Kingdom]

Physical description

Addressed: To / The Honble Horace Walpole Esq / in Arlington Street / London (postmark: 9 AV)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: I intend to be at Strawberry on Monday before dinner. but as Saints have...
Mentioned: Chute, John, 1701-1776
Strawberry-Hill

Holding Institution

Location:
(confirmed)
Class No. LC II, 90, College Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge , Cambridge, UK <http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

Print Versions

  • The Correspondence of Gray, Walpole, West and Ashton (1734-1771), 2 vols. Chronologically arranged and edited with introduction, notes, and index by Paget Toynbee. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1915, letter no. 191, vol. ii, 151
  • 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, 84
  • 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. 200, vol. i, 429