<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Dorothy Blosset to Mary Hamilton, concerning news of friends, the publication of a book by Charlotte Smith, and Hamilton's health. She reports that Lady Herries and her mother-in-law hope to spend the next winter in Italy. She writes that Charlotte Smith [née Turner, author (1749-1806)] has published a book called <i>Desmond</i>, the main purpose of which was to give her opinion on the French Revolution. The book has caused such an outcry of indignation that the book sellers are unable 'to dispose of their copies'. Blosset notes that her own indignation 'arises from the story which is mix[e]d with her opinions'. Blosset continues in to give her opinion on the subject matter of the book.</p>
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