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LETTER 503: COLONEL MORDEN, (TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ.)

Tuesday morning, Sept. 12.   The good Mrs. Norton is arrived, a little amended in her spirits: Owing to the very posthumous letters, as I may call them, which you, Mr. Belford, as well as I, apprehended would have had fatal effects upon … Continue reading

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LETTER 502: COLONEL MORDEN, (TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ)

Monday, Afternoon, Sept. 11.  Sir, We are such bad company here to one another, that it is some relief to retire, and write.   I was summoned to breakfast about half an hour after nine. Slowly did the mournful congress meet. … Continue reading

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LETTER 501: COLONEL MORDEN, (TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ.)

  When the unhappy mourners were all retired, I directed the lid of the coffin to be unscrewed, and caused some fresh aromatics and flowers to be put into it.   The corpse was very little altered, notwithstanding the journey. The … Continue reading

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LETTER 453: MR LOVELECE, TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ

Uxbridge, Sept. 1. twelve o’clock at night.  I send you the papers with this. You must account to me honestly and fairly when I see you for the earnestness with which you write for them. And then also will we talk … Continue reading

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LETTER 452: MR BELFORED, TO ROBER LOVELACE, ESQ

Friday, Sept. 1.   How astonishing, in the midst of such affecting scenes, is thy mirth on what thou callest my own aspirations ! Never, surely, was there such another man in this world, thy talents and thy levity taken together! —Surely, what … Continue reading

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