Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/82/73

Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


                             Recd. 4th. Decbr. 1779 FSatry. Morng
                                                         ½ past nigne

73

In return for ye Ring set wth. Brilliants

      I am astonished, I am surprised
I am enchanted thou ever ever
ever dearest, dearest, dearest
cruel Creature, Oh believe me
my mMiranda yt if ever I cld.
love you more than I do this has
done it. I am & ever shall be
unto my last breath
      Thy Palemon toujours de même
      & shall ever act up to ye.
      strict sense of yt. word.
P.S. I can write no more at present I am
so hurried to expreʃs my thanks astonishment
excstacies &c. &c. &c. A. A. A toujours chére
I can not return you ye. Letter Tomorrow, but will ye
very first opportunity.


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      I am astonished, I am surprised
I am enchanted thou ever ever
ever dearest, dearest, dearest
cruel Creature, Oh believe me
my Miranda that if ever I could
love you more than I do this has
done it. I am & ever shall be
unto my last breath
      Thy Palemon toujours de même
      & shall ever act up to the
      strict sense of that word.
P.S. I can write no more at present I am
so hurried to express my thanks astonishment
ecstacies &c. &c. &c. Adieu Adieu Adieu toujours chére
I can not return you the Letter Tomorrow, but will the
very first opportunity.


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Metadata

Library References

Repository: Windsor Castle, The Royal Archives

Archive: GEO/ADD/3 Additional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King

Item title: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/82/73

Correspondence Details

Author: George, Prince of Wales

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 4 December 1779
notBefore 4 December 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 4 December 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on his happiness at receiving a ring 'set with Brilliants'.
    Received 'Saturday morning at ½ past nine'.
    Signed 'Palemon'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 105 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers' (Hannah Barker, Sophie Coulombeau, David Denison, Tino Oudesluijs, Cassandra Ulph, Christine Wallis & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2019-2022).

All quotation marks are retained in the text and are represented by appropriate Unicode characters. Words split across two lines may have a hyphen on the first, the second or both fragments (reco-|ver, imperfect|-ly, satisfacti-|-on); or a double hyphen (pur=|port, dan|=ger, qua=|=litys); or none (respect|ing). Any point in abbreviations with superscripted letter(s) is placed last, regardless of relative left-right orientation in the original. Thus, Mrs. or Mrs may occur, but M.rs or Mr.s do not.

Acknowledgements: Transcription and XML version created as part of project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers', funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under grant AH/S007121/1.

Transliterator: Tino Oudesluijs, editorial team (completed January 2020)

Copyright: Transcriptions, notes and TEI/XML © the editors

Revision date: 1 September 2021

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