Thomas Gray to Thomas Percy, [c. 2 September 1761]
Mr Gray presents his compliments to Mr Piercy & is very sorry for the mistake he has made. concluded that he was lodged at Maudlin, & therefore sent the book this morning to Mr Blakeway's Chambers, where he imagined Mr Piercy to be.
The Messenger is a little in liquor, therefore have a care of sending him to fetch it. the letter* was in the book, wch Mr Gray thought was deliver'd to Mr P: own hands
Add. MSS 32329, f. 1, Manuscripts collection, British Library , London, UK <http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/manuscr/>
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- Correspondence of Thomas Gray, 3 vols. Ed. by the late Paget Toynbee and Leonard Whibley, with corrections and additions by H. W. Starr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971 [1st ed. 1935], letter no. 340, vol. ii, 746-747