Autograph manuscript, fair copy, of a novel
within this week. — If I am as little in favour with
Mr. Johnson as ever, you must come to me at No. 10
Wigmore St: — but I hope this may not be the case, for
as Mr. Johnson with all his faults is a man to
whom that great word "Respectable" is always given,
& I am known to be so intimate with his wife, his
slighting me has an awkward Look. — I take
Town in my way to that insupportable spot, a Coun:
:try Village, for I am really going to Churchhill. —
Forgive me, my dear friend, it is my last resource.
Were there another place in England open to me,
I would prefer it. — Charles Vernon is my aversion,
& I am afraid of his wife. — At Churchhill however
I must remain till I have something better in
view. My young Lady accompanies me to Town,
where I shall deposit her under the care of Miss
Summers in Wigmore street, till she becomes a little
more reasonable. She will make good connections there,
as the girls are all of the best Families. — The price is
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