17 October 1815 – Tuesday – from Hans Place

My dear Cassandra

Thank you for your two Letters.  I am very glad the new Cook begins so well.  Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.– Mr Murray’s Letter is come; he is a Rogue of course, but a civil one.  He offers £450 – but wants to have the Copyright of MP. & S&S included.  It will end in my publishing for myself I dare say.– He sends more praise however than I expected.  It is an amusing Letter.  You shall see it.–  Henry came home on Sunday & we dined the same day with the Herrieses–a large family party– clever & accomplished.– I had a pleasant visit the day before.  Mr Jackson is fond of eating & does not much like Mr or Miss P.–

What weather we have!– What shall we do about it?– The 17th of Octr & summer still!  Henry is not quite well– a bilious attack with fever– he came back early from H. St yesterday & went to bed — the comical consequence of which was that Mr Seymour & I dined together tete a tete.– He is calomeling & therefore in a way to be better & I hope may be well tomorrow.  The Creeds of Hendon dine here today, which is rather unlucky– for he will hardly be able to shew himself– & they are all Strangers to me.  He has asked Mr Tilson to come & take his place.  I doubt our being a very agreable pair.–

We are engaged tomorrow to Cleveland Row.–I was there yesterday morning.- There seems no idea now of Mr Gordon’s going to Chawton– nor of any of the family coming here at present.  Many of them are sick.–

[To be continued on the following day, Wednesday 18th October]

One Response to 17 October 1815 – Tuesday – from Hans Place

  1. Pingback: I ask, what am I to do with my Gratitude? — I can do nothing but thank you & go on. | QuinnTessence

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