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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 14 October 1755

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To
The Honble Horace Walpole
in Arlington Street
London
15 OC

I do not think of leaving this place till about a fortnight hence, & as I doubt if you will continue at Twickenham so late in the year, shall then call upon you at your house in Town. I heartily pity poor G: Montagu, who never was made for solitude, & who begins to feel it at a time of life, when every body grows unfit for it. pray tell Mr Chute, I have been tolerably well, eversince I saw him.

I am ever
Yours
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Letter ID: letters.0238 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

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

Dates

Date of composition: 14 October 1755
Date (on letter): Oct: 14. 1755
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: [Stoke Poges, United Kingdom]
Place of addressee: [London, United Kingdom]

Physical description

Addressed: To / The Honble Horace Walpole / in Arlington Street / London (postmark: 15 OC)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: I do not think of leaving this place till about a fortnight hence, & as I...
Mentioned: Chute, John, 1701-1776

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. 194, vol. ii, 154
  • 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, 86
  • 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. 207, vol. i, 441