Thomas Gray to James Brown, [22 June 1771]
The Revd the Master of
I write just to tell you the reason of my stay here. the Gout has left me, but I have a feverish disorder, that seems to return regularly upon me every morning, & leaves me very weak & spiritless. another complaint has come upon me yesterday, that makes me unfit to bear the journey to Cambridge. Dr Gisburne advises me to take a lodgeing at Kensington for a week or two, & I believe, I shall try this expedient tomorrow. my illness has prevented me from doing any thing about your carpet, wch I hope you will excuse. pray, write to me & direct as usual in Jermyn-Street.
MS. Montagu d. 17, fols. 93-94, Montagu papers, Special Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford University , Oxford, UK <http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston/finding-resources/locations>