Thomas Gray to Norton Nicholls, 5 November 1767
To The Revd Mr Nicholls at Capt:n Floyer's in Richmond Surrey
I am come, & shall rejoice to congratulate you face to face on your good luck, wch is wonderful in my eyes: I hope there are no rubs in the way to prevent my seeing you snug in the rectory, surrounded with fat pigs & stubble-geese, & Madam in her grogram gown doing the honours of Lovingland at the head of your table.
I have much to say, so much that I shall say no more: but come quickly, if the main chance will suffer you, or I will know the reason why.
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- The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, letter VI, vol. v, 69
- 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. CCCXIII, vol. iii, 161
- 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. 455, vol. iii, 979