Thomas Gray to Thomas Percy, [after 26 January 1769]
P: 339, & 340. The Abbot of Mesx
Look in a Map of the East-riding of Yorkshire, & you will see that at a few miles distance North of Lekenfield lies Watton; to the South lies Beverley (the usual Burying-Place of the Percies); & to the S: East the Abbey of Meaux, of which there are still some remains visible: the name is pronounced Meuss. (Mr Mason dictates this note)
Mr Percy's note therefore is wrong.
Add. MSS 32329, f. 1, Manuscripts collection, British Library , London, UK <http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/manuscr/>
- Gray and his Friends: Letters and Relics, in great part hitherto unpublished. Ed. by Duncan C. Tovey. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1890, section IV, 190
- 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, 1055-1056