The Works of Thomas Gray, in Prose and Verse: Vol. 3, Letters. - Vol. 3

The Works of Thomas Gray, in Prose and Verse: Vol. 3, Letters. - Vol. 3

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The Works of Thomas Gray, in Prose and Verse: Vol. 3, Letters. - Vol. 3

The Works of Thomas Gray, in Prose and Verse: Vol. 3, Letters. - Vol. 3

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I.—TO THE REV. WILLIAM MASON.

July 23, 1759.

DEAR MASON—I was alarmed to hear the condition you were in when you left Cambridge, and, though Mr. Brown had a letter to tell him you were mending apace while I was there, yet it would give me great pleasure to hear more particularly from yourself how you are. I am just settled in my new habitation in Southampton Row; and, though a solitary and dispirited creature, not unquiet, nor wholly unpleasant to myself. The Museum will be my chief amusement. I this day passed through the jaws of a great leviathan, 1 that lay in my way, into the belly of Dr. Templeman, 2 superintendent of the . . .

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