Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mrs Sarah Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

Dickenson (née Chetham), Sarah

Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mrs Sarah Dickenson to Mary Hamilton. Again Mrs Dickenson apologises for being a poor correspondent and thanks Hamilton and her mother for the 'civilities' they have shown to Jack and for their good opinion of him. '[T]he notice you took of him made full amends for the mortifications he suffered from other circumstances in his visit to Northampton'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Mrs Dickenson writes that she is sorry to hear that Hamilton feels uneasy. She notes that Hamilton 'has too much tenderness in your disposition'. 'Dull' and 'insensitive' people have an easier life than sensitive people whose 'distress of every Friend in a World where there are so many opportunities to grieve than rejoice'. Mrs Dickenson will forward Hamilton one or two letters of her friend shortly and notes that she wishes she had the ability to describe her friends' character but 'I find myself utterly incapable'. She asks if Hamilton has talents in this area would she forward them to her in her letters as it would be 'both entertaining & useful'.</p>

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