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(without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... not delay this letter to tell you any more stories. Adieu --I
am ever yours, T. G. Pembroke Hall, January 23, 1761. Mr. Brown
(the petit lon-homfae) joins his compliments to mine, and presents
them to you and Mrs. Wharton. I have been dreadfully disappointed
in Rousseau's Helo'ise: but Mason admires it. XXXI.--TO THOMAS
WHARTON. London, January 31, 1'/ 51. My Dear Doctor--You seem to
forget me: if it were for any other reason, than that you are very
busy, that is, very happy, I should not so easily pass it over. I
send you a Swedish and English Calendar. The first column is by
Berger, a disciple of Linnseus; the second, by Mr. Stillingfleet,
the third (very imperfect indeed) by me. You are to observe, as you
tend your plantations and take your walks, how the spring advances
in the North; and whether Old Park most resembles Upsal, or
Stratton. This latter has on one side a barren black heath, on the
other a light sandy loam; all the country about it is a dead flat.
You see, it is necessary you should know the situation (I do not
mean any reflection upon anybody's place) and this is Mr.
Stillingfleet's description of his friend Mr. Marsham's seat, to
which in Summer he retires, and botanises. I have lately made an
acquaintance with this philosopher, who lives in a garret here in
the Winter, that he may support some near relations, who depend
upon him. He is always employed, and always cheerful, and seems to
me a very worthy honest man. His present scheme is to send some
persons properly qualified to reside a year or two in Attica to
make themselves acquainted with the climate, productions, and
natural history of the country, that we may understand Aristotle
and Theophrastus, etc., who have been heathen Greek to us for so
many ages. This he has got proposed to Lor...
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