Reference numberCB/1/2/27
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.179
TitleLetter from John Blagden to Charles Blagden, Mr Andrew Forrest's, Merchant, Edinburgh
Date16 January 1768
Description"Tis admitted that your stile is Shandean, there is a variance between your epistle and Sternes method, nevertheless the manner is clearly in imitation of that incomparable fellow." Discusses Sally Osborne, Blagden's supposed bashfulness and his "violent attack" on Miss Jones. Describes the lady he mentioned in his previous letter and the flattering attention he has received from her, however he struggles with a previous attachment. The odds of making are good marriage are against men. Gives news of the death of Mrs Swymmer and of the rape of a virgin milliner by Lord Baltimore.
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