From Mary Congreve1 27 October 2
My dear Mr. Charles
I find I have only just time to thank you for your entertaining letter, as if I take time to write what I intended I shall not be able to get it franked3 & I’m sure it will not be worth the postage, I should have liked to have seen the good Gentleman Grin that you mention there is no doubt but those that were out of the Scrape were much amused, I assure you I wish’d much you had been of our party on thursday night at the play, I think you would have been highly entertained both with the Coronation,4 and the entertainment of Monsieur Tonson,5 I never laugh’d so much at a play I think, I dare say you have been much amused with Mr. Alexander6 & I hope I shall hear some specimenes of his art from you when I return, as I dare say it is practiced in School Lane, so god bless you as I am obliged to conclude this ever believe me | Yours truly M Congreve
Saturday 27th Oct
I think you will not be able with all your Greek knowledge to read this precious Scrawl
Writes about London plays; wishes CD had been of the party.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1,” accessed on 28 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1