Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [19 September 1756]
To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street London
BASINGSTOKE 20 SE
Mr. Chute's proceedings are, as follows. soon after I wrote to you, being very easy, he got up & sate in a chair for two days, where having caught cold, he proceeded to go to bed again. however as he has felt no great matter of pain, today he is to be seen once more sitting by the fire-side. he won't hear of London, but talks of Bath, so I am easy about it, as that seems full as well. yet I wish, he would hasten his journey. I think of returning in four or five days to Stoke, as he is now no longer alone in the house. we are much obliged to you for your Packets & Newses, particularly for your old News. I, who deal in sequels & second Parts, am anxious to know, what became of my Lady Sundon. whether she sunk into the ground, or flew thro' the window after this thunderclap.
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