Thomas Gray to Norton Nicholls, 28 June 1771
[M]onsieu[r.....] Mess:s Telluson & Neckar Banquiers, Paris France
The inclosed came a few days after you left us, as I apprehend, from Temple. I continue here much against my will. the gout is gone, the feverish disorder abated, but not cured; my spirits much oppress'd, & the more so, as I foresee a new complaint, that may tie me down perhaps to my bed, & expose me to the operations of a Surgeon. God knows, what will be the end of it.
It will be an alleviation to my miseries, if I can hear, you are well, & capable of enjoying those objects of curiosity, that the countries you are in promise to afford you. the greater the detail you give me of them, the happier I shall be. Mr. Clarke call'd on me yesterday, & desires to be remember'd. I know nothing new here, but that Mr. T: Pitt is going to be married to a Miss Wilkinson, the daughter of a rich Merchant, who gives her 30,000£ down, & at least as much more in expectation.
Wilkes is like to lose his election.
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- The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, letter XLIII, vol. v, 142-143
- 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. CCCLXXXV, vol. iii, 321-322
- 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. 556, vol. iii, 1191-1192