The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Jane Holman to Mary Hamilton

Holman (née Hamilton), Jane

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Jane Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. At her request, Jane sends her cousin a letter in French. She has nothing to write about really and is sure that she will soon tire of the letter. She is comforted to hear that Lady Wake is feeling better and is in hope that the country air will do her some good. She spent Friday evening at Mr and Mrs Glover’s house, where Mrs Glover read her a tragedy; a sequel to <i><i>Boadicia</i></i> written by her father Belinus which she thought to be brilliant. Her brother has been home for more than a week, is in perfect health and sends her his very best wishes. She fears that she will not see her cousin for some time, since Hamilton wrote in a letter to her father that she will be staying for fifteen days in her current location and will then move on to Buxton, where she will be staying for six weeks. She feels that Hamilton's friends at Clarges Street will feel the same way. Miss Port spent the evening with her about a week ago and is in perfect health, as is her aunt Mrs Delany. Her pet mouse is in very good health, as is Anna Maria Clarke who she spent the morning with the previous Thursday; Holman took her music book with her as requested, played the harpsichord and sang. Although she knows that her letter is perhaps too frivolous to warrant a response, she asks if Hamilton will write a long letter back to her as she would love to hear her news. She finally expresses her upset at the death of Lady Anne Greville, who was always kind to her, and imagines it was quite a surprise to Hamilton as it came about quite suddenly.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at London.</p>

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