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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 17 August 1764

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To The Honble Horace Walpole In Arlington Street London M:P:
ROYSTON 18 AV

I return you abundance of thanks for Ld Herbert & for the Pamphlet. the first is exceedingly defective in its Commas & Semicolons. the latter has a misfortune attends it (not at all in your power to remedy) that few or none had read the Address, wch occasion'd it. if they do now, it is your doing.

I shall probably be in Town in about a fortnight, where I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you.

I am ever
Yours
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Letter ID: letters.0443 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 47
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 46

Dates

Date of composition: 17 August 1764
Date (on letter): Aug: 17. 1764
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: [Cambridge, United Kingdom]
Place of addressee: [London, United Kingdom]

Physical description

Addressed: To The Honble Horace Walpole In Arlington Street London M:P: (postmark: ROYSTON 18 AV)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: I return you abundance of thanks for Ld Herbert & for the Pamphlet....
Mentioned: Guthrie, William
Herbert of Cherbury, 1st Baron
Walpole, Horace

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. 230, vol. ii, 232
  • 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, 136
  • 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. 391, vol. ii, 841