Letter to Agnes McLehose, January 16 1788

Clarinda, Your letter found me writing to you.-I read yours two or three times by way of welcome: by and by, I shall do it more justice. – Friday evening, about eight, expect me. – If I can’t walk all the way, I’ll take a chair to Nicolson’s square, or so; and walk the rest.

-You talk of vanity; in mercy remember me, when you praise my letter writing talents so extravagantly.-Inured to flattery as I have been for some time past, I am not proof against the applauses of one whom I love dearer, and whose judgement I esteem more, than I do all the world beside.-I forget the chairman waits-God bless you!



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