Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [9 September 1747]
The Honble Horace Walpole Esq
at his House in Arlington-Street
If I am mistaken, You will have the Trouble of reading a few unnecessary Lines: but I imagine a Letter I wrote to you (about a Week after I received yours) has never come to your Hands. it was to say that I should be glad to make you a Visit as you propose, & left it to you what Time this Month it should be: only desired, that you would inform me a little beforehand, & tell me (who am too fine a Person to know where any English Place lies) whither Hounslow or Brentford be nearest Twickenham, where I would be on a certain Day, & you must fetch me from thence.
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