Address: Mr C. C. Clarke ∣ Mr Towers ∣ Warner Street ∣ Clerkenwell.
Postmarks: HAMPSTEAD and 26 MR 1817.
Hampstead Tuesday Aft.
My dear Charles,
When shall we see each other again? In Heaven or in Hell, or in deep Places? In crooked Lane are we to meet or on Salisbury Plain? Or jumbled together at Drury Lane Door? For my part I know not where it is to be except that it may be possible to take place at Mr Novello's tomorrow evening whither Mr Hunt and myself are going and wher〈e〉 Mr Novello requested Mr Hunt to invite you per Letter the which I offered to do. So we shall meet you there tomorrow evening--Mr H. has got a great way into a Poem on the Nymphs,1 and has said a number of beautiful things I have also written a few Lines and a Sonnet on Rimini2 which I will copy for you against tomorrow--Mr H. desires to be remembered to you.
N.B. we shall have a Hymn of Mr H.'s3 composing 4 Voices--go it!
Address: Messrs Taylor & Hessey.
L. C. S.
My dear Sirs
I am very unfortunate for I am just going out and have____________________