Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 12 September 1770
To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street London
ROYSTON 13 SE
I am ashamed to excuse myself to you, tho it was not negligence, but forgetfulness. the other day going into the publick Library I first recollected your commission, & consulted the chronicle of Croyland. the only edition I find of it, has certainly these words–sed quo genere violenti interitûs, ignoratur. either you have made use of some edition, where that essential word is omitted, or cited after Buck without suspecting his fidelity.
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