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Alexander Pope

In a letter which nicely illustrates the language of the time, English poet Alexander Pope makes plans to meet with a Mr. Richardson on a Thursday at 3 o'clock.

Letter from Alexander Pope to Mr. Richardson

Letter from Alexander Pope to Mr. Richardson
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Envelope for letter from Alexander Pope to Mr. Richardson

Envelope for letter from Alexander Pope to Mr. Richardson

Tuesday

Dear Sir

I hope to be with you & your son, for whose amendment I am sincerely glad, (I hope ye improvement of ye season will yet further improve his health & spirits.) Thursday must be ye day, & (to ye best of my reckoning) about 3 or sooner if I can. I intend to dine with Dr. Mead, if he shall be at home, which will not be till after 4: and if I can extend my time further, I will return to you again in the evening. I will make Cheselden a visit at Chelsea; So this is wholly to you. Adieu till then.

Yrs. [Yours]

A. Pope