363. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, 24 October 1822

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

363. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, 24 October 1822* 


Dear George,

I have lost both my sons [1]  from my fireside, and though they are not buried I miss them sorely, and feel as if I had killd them both, and I cannot yet get over it! This job has helpt to involve me in difficulties which time and patience alone can rub away. I have had much agitation and much sorrow of late from various causes which it would be here impossible to enumerate. My sight fails me greviously, and I think somtimes that of us two, I have the worst of it as to bodily infirmity. But I have still hope, and that is my chief comfort, I must be short.

Love to all your Brother,

Robt Bloomfield

* Part of a letter from Hannah Bloomfield to George Bloomfield; BL Add. MS 31023, ff. 5–6 BACK

[1] Charles Bloomfield and Robert Henry Bloomfield. BACK

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September 2009