Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 6 June 1765
Dr Wharton at
Here am I (thanks to Mr Precentor's hospitality) laid up with the gout: yet as today I begin to walk again about the house on two legs, I flatter myself, I shall be able to see you next week at Old-Park. as to mine Host of the Minster his eyes are very bad (in imitation of Horace) & he is besides tied down here to residence. yet he talks, as if we might chance to see him in the Bishoprick during the summer for a little while. his compliments join themselves to mine, & beg you would present them to Mrs Wharton & the numerous family. Adieu! no Mr Brown! he is immersed too deep in Quintilian & Livy.
Egerton MS 2400, ff. 166-167, Manuscripts collection, British Library , London, UK <http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/manuscr/>
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