Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Frances Burney to Mary Hamilton

D'Arblay (née Burney), Frances

Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Fanny Burney refers to her visit with Mary Hamilton in London and mentions ‘...the uneasiness which dampt all my pleasure even in the charming party at Hampton. I hope when she [Mary] hears that the fatal termination of that suspense, made me wish for nothing but to hasten into the country to recruit both my health & spirits...’. This was, perhaps, referring to a disappointment in love, when the ambiguous attentions of a young clergyman came to nothing. In a postscript she mentions ‘a string of the most uncomfortable circumstances’ and asks to be remembered to Mrs. Vesey and Mr. and Mrs. Pepys.</p>


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