The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from John Farhill to Mary Hamilton

Farhill, John

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>It is unclear who the author of this letter is [probably John Farhill (<a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/7/4</a>)]. The signature has been removed and the author discusses his own poetry and writes of Mr Fisher.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter relates to poetry. The author thanks Hamilton for her letter and for her 'elegant little copy of verse'. He describes the verses as 'neat and feminine' and details one verse that particularly interests him. He notes his differing views to Hamilton on the subject of women and writes that 'If I denied a Lady the bodily strength of a Lion or the mental powers of a Newton, I still considered her as endeared with qualities of equal estimation & in her sphere of much greater Consequence'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The author mention that Mr Fisher has told him of Hamilton's position at Windsor and notes that 'it takes very great strength of mind to be content & great Health of Body, to endure the fatigue of it'.</p>

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