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GEO/ADD/3/82/23

Letter from Geoge, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

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23

                             recd. Satry. Morng
                                                         August 14th- 1779 --


My sweetest Friend
      I have but an instant to scrawl I must
call it so for I have but an instant to expreʃs
my feelings upon yr. sickneʃs, expreʃs my feelings
do I say words are not sufficiently strong to paint
them. Let me also sieze this opportunity of thanking
you for the sweet Verses you sent me, I swallowed
every expreʃsion with ye. greatest avidity, as I am
certain you wld.. not have made use of them
unleʃs you had felt them from ye. bottom of yr.
Soul. I met you this Morning with tears in my
eyes which was the only way I could expreʃs my thanks, for my
heart was ready to burst with sentiments of gratitude & love.
Adieu Adieu Adieu toujours chère.

I hope I shall find you better tomorrow.

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My sweetest Friend
      I have but an instant to scrawl I must
call it so for I have but an instant to express
my feelings upon your sickness, express my feelings
do I say words are not sufficiently strong to paint
them. Let me also seize this opportunity of thanking
you for the sweet Verses you sent me, I swallowed
every expression with the greatest avidity, as I am
certain you would not have made use of them
unless you had felt them from the bottom of your
Soul. I met you this Morning with tears in my
eyes which was the only way I could express my thanks, for my
heart was ready to burst with sentiments of gratitude & love.
Adieu Adieu Adieu toujours chère.

I hope I shall find you better tomorrow.

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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 Geoge, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/82/23

Correspondence Details

Author: George, Prince of Wales

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: c.14 August 1779
notBefore 13 August 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 14 August 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton on his emotions at receiving her lines of verse; and on her health.
    The Prince refers to meeting her that morning 'with tears in my eyes'.
    Received Saturday Morning.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 135 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Image to Text' (David Denison & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2013-2019), now incorporated 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: XML version: Transcription and Research Assistant funding in 2018/19 provided by the Student Experience Internship programme of the University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Emma Donington Kiey, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Emma Donington Kiey (submitted June 2019)

Cataloguer: , Archivist, The Royal Archives

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

Revision date: 22 April 2020

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