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GEO/ADD/3/82/77

Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

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recd. 10th Decbr- 1779 Friday
Morng. ½ past 9 oClock

77


      My dear Miranda,
I have not as yet found a moment
to write a minute account of my
hours here, however if you please
my dear Friend my time is taken
up from my rising time at 8 in
ye Morning until 3 with riding or
walking or Masters of one sort
or other, from 3 to 4 dreʃs. from
4 til 5 dine, from 5 till 6 dance
3 times ye. Week obr obliged to keep
Company with my Gentlemen, from
6 till 7 German or French Master
from 7 till 8 ye. Cannon from 8
till 9 only recreation time generally



play at Cards, or read to myself,
until 9 or a little after, then sup
& set up till any hour we have
a mind, when yr. ##[1] is in Waiting
these nights I generally take a
moment from my rest to write to
my Friend. By this means my
dear Miranda you will perceive
my day is pretty well filled up.
I have but one moment to add, yt
we go to Co---vent Garden Theatre at
least I believe so Tomorrow Night,
but not to Drury Lane. Oh Mrs..
Robinson
, Mrs.. Robinson, Mrs.. Robinson
God Bleʃs you, Adieu, I am
& ever shall be yr. affectionate
Brother.
                             Palemon toujours de même

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      My dear Miranda,
I have not as yet found a moment
to write a minute account of my
hours here, however if you please
my dear Friend my time is taken
up from my rising time at 8 in
the Morning until 3 with riding or
walking or Masters of one sort
or other, from 3 to 4 dress. from
4 till 5 dine, from 5 till 6 dance
3 times the Week or obliged to keep
Company with my Gentlemen, from
6 till 7 German or French Master
from 7 till 8 the Canon from 8
till 9 only recreation time generally



play at Cards, or read to myself,
until 9 or a little after, then sup
& set up till any hour we have
a mind, when your ## is in Waiting
these nights I generally take a
moment from my rest to write to
my Friend. By this means my
dear Miranda you will perceive
my day is pretty well filled up.
I have but one moment to add, that
we go to Covent Garden Theatre at
least I believe so Tomorrow Night,
but not to Drury Lane. Oh Mrs..
Robinson, Mrs.. Robinson, Mrs.. Robinson
God Bless you, Adieu, I am
& ever shall be your affectionate
Brother.
                             Palemon toujours de même

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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/3/82/77

Correspondence Details

Author: George, Prince of Wales

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 10 December 1779
notBefore 10 December 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 10 December 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on his daily schedule, and on going to Covent Garden Theatre.
    The Prince refers to Mrs Robinson.
    Signed 'Palemon'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 215 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: Christine Wallis, editorial team (completed January 2020)

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

Revision date: 1 September 2021

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