Went recently to Tommy Hunt's festivities before Lloyd Kenyon joined his regiment.
Hopes Caroline and Catherine Darwin will visit in a week.
I tremble at having the boldness to begin a letter to you after having allowd your last
long effusion to remain such a time unanswer'd, but as I believe I have told you before
I cannot & will not play second fiddle & as
Sarah wrote to you very soon after we came home I thought I had better delay doing so
now — not that I have collected a bit of news or gossip to tell you
don't expect such an article for you will be disappointed. I am more stupid
than any body ever was before or I should hope ever will be
again—not a whisper, not the ghost of a mystery
have I worth retailing— The only time we have been out since our return was
last week to Tommy Hunts quite brilliant
festivities. Sarah Owen & y
We have tried in vain to get your sisters here—for a little larking
& scandal but as I suppose you know the Wedgewoods have been there for
a long time thank heaven's they go next week and Caroline & Catherine have
promis'd to ride over to pay us a visit— I wish you were to be of the party
but ``brighter hours will come'' and I look forward to y
William Hill is the only visitor we have had, he has been here almost ever since we
came home, but departed this morning per Coach to London on his road to Paris and
Italy happy fellow!!— The Assizes are on the
I hope you like Cambridge pray tell me all about it & when you expect to come home—
I must conclude for I find myself getting awfully
dull and prosy, but what can you expect from an unfortunate
exile of the Forest pity and forgive is all I
ask—& believe me my d
For Heaven's sake burn this, or if it falls into the hands of any of the
young men, what would they think, of a Housemaid writing to
- f1 40.f1Possibly Thomas Hunt, Rector of Wentnor and West Felton, Shropshire.
- f2 40.f2Possibly William John Alexander.
- f3 40.f3Tedsmore, about 2 miles south of Woodhouse, the home of Thomas Bulkeley Bulkeley Owen (Bagshaw 1851, p. 205).