Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 17 January 1768
Dr Wharton at Mr Wharton's
in Boswell-Court, Carey-street
I was much surprised to receive a letter superscribed in your hand from London, & am very sorry to see, what occasion'd it. I fear the event the more, because in his best health Mr Wharton had always some complaint in his breast, & now the distemper has fallen upon the weak part.
Whenever you are able to disengage yourself, Mr Brown & I shall flatter ourselves with the hopes of seeing you at Cambridge for as long a time as you can afford to bestow on us. it is likely you may find Mason too with us, for he talks of setting out about the 20th to come hither.
Egerton MS 2400, ff. 180-181, Manuscripts collection, British Library , London, UK <http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/manuscr/>
- The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter CXLV, vol. iv, 101
- 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. CCCXIX, vol. iii, 175
- 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. 463, vol. iii, 997