Thomas Gray to Norton Nicholls, 26 January 1769
Are you not well, or what has happen'd to you? it is better than three weeks since I wrote to you (by Norwich & Yarmouth) to say, I was return'd hither, & hoped to see you; that Trin: Hall Lodge would be vacant, as Hallifax told me, to receive Mrs N: & you, & we expected you with impatience. I have had a sore throat, & now am getting well of ye gout. Mason will be here on Tuesday. Palgrave keeps Lent at home & wants to be ask'd to break it. Dr Law has bit at the Bishoprick, & gives up near 800£ a-year to enjoy it: Dr Ross has his Prebend of Durham.
Duty to Mamma.
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- The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, letter XVIII, vol. v, 87
- 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. CCCXLII, vol. iii, 219
- 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. 491, vol. iii, 1054-1055