Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 17 July 1769
Thomas Wharton Esq of
Old-Park near Darlington
to be left at
Mason being in residence at York, I lay aside my first design of going obliquely to Aston, & thence to Keswick; & set out with Mr Brown tomorrow the common northern road. we shall probably pass two or three days at York, & then come to Old-Park. about the end of August we may cross the Apennine, & visit M: Skiddaw, when Mason may accompany or meet us on our way, & so you drop me there to find my way thro' the deserts of Lancashire in my return homewards.
I am so fat, that I have suffer'd more from heat this last fortnight, than ever I did in Italy. the Thermom: usually at 75, & (in the sun) at 116. my respects to Mrs Wh: & the family.
Brown, James, 1709-1784
Mason, William, 1724-1797
Egerton MS 2400, ff. 189-190, Manuscripts collection, British Library , London, UK <http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/manuscr/>
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