Thomas Gray to Norton Nicholls, 24 June 1770
To The Revd Mr Nicholls at Blundeston near Leostoff Suffolk By Yarmouth
I am return'd from Aston, & now wait your commands. my idea is, that we might meet on the first or second of July at Huntingdon or at the Wheat-Sheaf, 5 miles further on the Northern road (for I do not like to be here at the Commencement) & thence find our way cross by Thrapston into Warwickshire, so thro' Worcestershire, Shropshire, & other of the midland counties for about three weeks; but the particular route & objects we are to see I leave to be determined on joint consultation. the Wheat-sheaf I only mention as a very good Inn (tho' a little out of our way) where I possibly may go, & wait a day or two for you. send me word, whether it suits you, & precisely tell me the day you can come. my compliments to Mrs Nicholls.
I wish you a good delivery.
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- 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. CCCLXVIII, vol. iii, 286
- 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. 528, vol. iii, 1139