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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [21 September 1756]

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To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street London
BASINGSTOKE 22 SE

If you continue your intention of coming hither, Mr Chute desires, you would give yourself the trouble of looking among your prints (of Hollar or others) for an inside-view of St George's Chappel at Windsor, & be so good to bring it with you. I have a notion, there is such a Print in Ashmole's Book of the Garter.

We have been up a second time for two days in our Chair, but are forced to lie in bed again today with the Gout in one ancle, yet with no great pain.

I am ever
Yours
TG:
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Letter ID: letters.0258 (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: [21 September 1756]
Date (on letter): Tuesday
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 22 SE)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: If you continue your intention of coming hither, Mr Chute desires,...
Mentioned: Ashmole, Elias
Chute, John, 1701-1776
Newmarket

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. 202, vol. ii, 167-168
  • 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, 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. 227, vol. ii, 481-482