|Internal ID:||1028 [see the .xml file]|
|Identifier:||NLW 5500C, no. 31|
|Editors:||Transcribed by Ffion Mair Jones; edited by Ffion Mair Jones; encoded by Vivien Williams. (2019)|
Downing Novr 2d. 1783.
I hope this will meet you safely returned from your terrestrial paradise – the isle of wight.
you would have certainly mispent your time at Chester
numerous as the meeting was & well conducted, the music.1
Mrs Pennant & I
have this summer been considerable ramblers in the visiting way: we are now settled for the winter.
& I hope to fix comfortably to my studies during the cold season. But I want a
Mr Bull to stimulate, to support & council [sic] me – for all our amusements are to my few neighbors, foolishness. at this time I want everything that can divert my mind from attention to a heavy loss a near
frelation & true friend Mr
Mytton of Halston
who in the vigor of life was last week snatched from [...] us.
The goodness of his heart, the finess of his understanding & the elegance of his taste was such, as to make me feel most sensibly his loss. I may say that I have lost a province for
Shropshire my maternal country is now become a mere blank to me: but too much of this funebrial subject.2
I have begun by moses's help on the last part of the welsh Tour. Your copy shall by no means be neglected but you must wait with patience; especially when I assure you that you are first in my mind. I have also begun to illustrate a new copy of scotch Tours3, therefore shall be obliged to you for any trumpery. I hear that Mr Thane has done great variety of prints therefore shall be glad of his list. I understand that the heads & tombs to Rapin octvo are to be had. I shall be glad if you would enquire, & will chearfully [sic] pay what is reasonable. in my next you shall have Moses Griffith's head. drawn by himself as you requested.
I suppose Mr Storer has left England.4 if you write to him be so good as to request him to get the fr. translation of Olaffen [sic] voyage to Iceland a book I cannot do without. with you I lament the times: & the fall of the stocks5 having more in than I can afford to lose.
I am Dear Sir
Yr very faithful