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GEO/ADD/3/83/46

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

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-- I know not if my expreʃsions convey - properly
my meaning -- but I think you will perfectly
understand me. well then it has been call'd forth this
morng., you have I know had some painful sensations, & I have
seen the tear of tender maternal affection, (noticed I
believe only by me), I could not help thinking at
the moment what a peculiar misfortune it was to be
plac'd in a sphere where it becomes neceʃsary to
hide & even stifle if poʃsible ye. delicate feelings of the
heart.[2]



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Normalised Text


-- I know not if my expressions convey properly
my meaning -- but I think you will perfectly
understand me. well then it has been call'd forth this
morning, you have I know had some painful sensations, & I have
seen the tear of tender maternal affection, (noticed I
believe only by me), I could not help thinking at
the moment what a peculiar misfortune it was to be
plac'd in a sphere where it becomes necessary to
hide & even stifle if possible the delicate feelings of the
heart.



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 1. The page has been cut, leaving only the descenders of the preceding line visible.
 2. The remainder of the sheet has been cut away.
 3. This side of the sheet is blank.

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 Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/83/46

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: c.15 November 1779
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notAfter (precision: low)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on the maternal affection [of the Queen] and on the Prince's 'painful sensations'.
    Hamilton reflects on the 'peculiar misfortune' of being 'placed in a sphere where it becomes necessary to hide & even stifle if possible the delicate feelings of the heart'.
    [Draft.]
   

Length: 1 sheet, 88 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 August 2019)

Cataloguer: , Archivist, The Royal Archives

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

Revision date: 21 May 2020

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