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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt:... therefore must beg you would send to Mr. Hornsby,& let him put up a quarter of a pound in as little compass as he can,& send it to the Post-Master (directed to M" Antrobus, Post-Mistress at Cambridge),& let him put it in the mail. the sooner this can be done the better,& you will oblige me & the patient. I am sorry, you are forced to complain of this untoward suffocating season: but who has escaped without illness? for me I have felt neither cold nor fever: but I have had two slight attacks of the Gout after near three years intermission: it is well, if I escape so. Adieu, Dear Doctr. My best services to Mrs. Wharton. I am ever truly yours, T: Gray. June 4. 1762. Pemb: Hall. I am just return'd hither from London, where I have been these two months. CCXLII. To Mason. Pembroke Hall, Monday, 1762. Dear Mason If you still are residing and precenting at York, I feel a great propensity to visit you there in my way northwards. Do not be frightened for I do not mean to be invited to your house. I can bring many reasons against it, but will content myself with referring you to Mr. Whitehead's "Satire on Friendship,"1 the sentiment of which you thought as natural as I did the verses. I therefore desire of you to procure me a lodging by the week (the cheaper the better), where there is a parlour, and bedchamber, and some closet (or other place near it) for a servant's bed. 1 See letter of March 17th, supra. It might be an inference from this poem, in Gray's sinister interpretation of it, that too much proximity was fatal to friendship. Dr. Delap1 (your...

    The Letters of Thomas Gray, Including the Correspondence of Gray and Mason (Volume 2 )

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