|Internal ID:||1190 [see the .xml file]|
|Identifier:||NLW 5500C, no. 126|
|Editors:||Transcribed by Ffion Mair Jones; edited by Ffion Mair Jones; encoded by Vivien Williams. (2019)|
Downing Jany. 21st 1796
I am extremely pleased to hear you are going to resume your amusements. Let me offer my services in any thing that I can assist you. I had begun to illustrate the
arctic zoology in the beginning of last year; but laid it aside for the time:
not from any dislike to it; but one of my parts of the outlines of the globe
seized my fancy & occupied me so much wholly as to make wish to give it to the public, as a specimen of the manner in which I would have all the others done,
when I become pulvis et umbra.1
The part I select is Hindoostan, as most entertaining & most interesting to the present times. The size will be large qto
of that [...] of Cook’s last voyage.
the prints few but select. the maps which are the instructive part done in the very first manner. all the text has been long ready for the press so the trouble is not so much as you
wd think. My Histories of the parishes of Whiteford, & Holywell parish
will appear next month. They are most welshy busineses. a few will be on large paper which I give you a hint of. I have so many poor compatriotes to oblige, that I mean to give no copies this time, to the rich.
I am now in hourly expectation of an express from my son to inform me I am a grand-father. we welsh are fonds of
perbeing perpetuated, so my prayers are naturally for a stout boy.
I conclude with my warmest good wishes for the welfare of miss Bulls2
& yourself & am Dear Sir with truest regard
Yr affect. & faithful Servt
A horrible murder of a most amiable youth a tenants son has lately much disturbed me. I have not caught the villain yet. tho’ I think he is not far off.3