among the most sacred relics of the past.
For my part, I little expected when
I last saw Keats at my friend Leigh
Hunts’, that I should survive him.—
Should you ever pass through Pisa
I hope to have the pleasure of seeing
you, & of cultivating an acquaintance
into something pleasant begun under
such melancholy auspices.—
Accept my dear sir the assurances
of my sincere esteem, & believe
Your most sincere & faithful ser[vant].
Percy B. Shelley
Do you know Leigh Hunt? I expect
him & his family here every day.