William Mason to Thomas Gray, 1 April 1767
To Thomas Gray Esqr at Pembroke Hall Cambridge
The dear testimonial of your friendship reachd Bristol about the time when the last offices were done to my lost angel at the Cathedral & was brought to me hither just now; Where I had fled to My Wadworth relations a few Hours before the Ceremony. I cannot express the State of my Mind or health, I know not what either of them are. But I think that I mean at present to steal thro London very soon & come to you at Cambridge, tho I fear it is about the time you are going to Town. I have business there with Sidney College.
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- The Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, with Letters to the Rev. James Brown, D.D. Ed. by the Rev. John Mitford. London: Richard Bentley, 1853, letter CVI, 379
- The Letters of Thomas Gray, including the correspondence of Gray and Mason, 3 vols. Ed. by Duncan C. Tovey. London: George Bell and Sons, 1900-12, letter no. CCXCVII, vol. iii, 137
- 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. 438, vol. iii, 954