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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [19 September 1756]

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To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street London
BASINGSTOKE 20 SE

Mr. Chute's proceedings are, as follows. soon after I wrote to you, being very easy, he got up & sate in a chair for two days, where having caught cold, he proceeded to go to bed again. however as he has felt no great matter of pain, today he is to be seen once more sitting by the fire-side. he won't hear of London, but talks of Bath, so I am easy about it, as that seems full as well. yet I wish, he would hasten his journey. I think of returning in four or five days to Stoke, as he is now no longer alone in the house. we are much obliged to you for your Packets & Newses, particularly for your old News. I, who deal in sequels & second Parts, am anxious to know, what became of my Lady Sundon. whether she sunk into the ground, or flew thro' the window after this thunderclap.

Adieu, I am ever
Yours
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Letter ID: letters.0257 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 39
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 39

Dates

Date of composition: [19 September 1756]
Date (on letter): Sept: Sunday
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: Vyne, The, United Kingdom
Address (on letter): The Vine
Place of addressee: [London, United Kingdom]

Physical description

Addressed: To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street London (postmark: BASINGSTOKE 20 SE)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: Mr. Chute's proceedings are, as follows. soon after I wrote to you,...
Mentioned: Bath
Chute, John, 1701-1776
Twickenham

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. 201, vol. ii, 166-167
  • 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, 95-96
  • 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. 226, vol. ii, 481