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Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 December 14

 Item — Box: [48]
Call Number: MSS 29

Scope and Contents

Piozzi complains that she cannot find the source of a line of poetry, though she believes it may be from Young's Night Thoughts. She details Mr. Piozzi's ill health and the dismal news of Napoleon's triumphs in Spain. She doubts the veracity of tales of monsters in Bell's Evening Messenger, believing they are written with the express intention of frightening "Readers of a particular Class." An "Address to Brother Soldiers and Countrymen" is also circulating. People mentioned: Young, Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Robson, Bishop Hoarsley, Mrs. Thackeray. Selina, Mrs. Newton, Mr. Crane, William Spencer and Chauncey.


  • 1808 December 14


Physical Description

4 pages (2 leaves) : autograph letter, signed ; 23 x 19 cm.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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