The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

George, Prince of Wales (later George IV)

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton on not being able to write as frequently; and on his and Mary Robinson's mutual love.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince writes that he gained intelligence of Robinson's affections from a gentleman acquainted with Sir John Lade. He writes that Robinson addressed the 'tender speech she ought to have addressed to Prince Floriel to me'. The Prince states that he has 'metamorphosed into the gay galant Lothario, into as happy a creature, as I was almost desponding with Love, passion, & the most ardent flame, boiling altogether in my bosom...'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Received Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Signed 'Palemon'.</p>

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