151. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Ann Bloomfield, 23 December 1804

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The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt

151. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Ann Bloomfield, 23 December 1804* 

Honington. Dec. 23d. 1804

Dear Mary

George is here this afternoon and will ride [word missing: MS torn] old Horse back to Bury which I have lodged n[MS torn] Sapiston as well as myself since we came here. I rode on Friday to Thetford and saw Kitty, but I have not yet been to Euston nor to Troston for my Mother I doubt is growing worse. She is very weak, has passed no urine since Wednesday night her body much swelled. she has no power to swallow food, and lives on a few spoonfuls of Broth and water: to night she must have leeches on her temples, and we have a glimmering hope of amendment.

I write now to Mr Park about the portrait— [1] 

Pray give love and remembrance to the children and to your Father. Let Nat know how things go here. I shall not leave my Mother until I see some alteration, as it must appearantly soon take place.

Tell me how you go on.

Yours truly


* BL Add. MS 28268, f. 161 BACK

[1] See Letter 152. BACK

Published @ RC

September 2009