Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 8 August 1755
The Honble Horace Walpole Esq
in Arlington Street
I intend to be at Strawberry on Monday before dinner. but as Saints have the Diabetes, you will not wonder if a miserable Sinner can not answer a day beforehand for his own constitution. seriously it has not been fair weather within me, eversince I came into this country. at Mr Chute's I was not quite right; & since my return, particularly this morning, I am sensible of a feverish disposition, & little wandering pains, that may fix into the Gout, & confine me again. if so, you will excuse the caprices of my distemper, & conclude, that it came upon me too suddenly for me to give you notice in time.
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