Autograph Letter to an unknown recipient ('My dear Lord')

St John (Henry, styled first Viscount Bolingbroke)

Autograph Letter to an unknown recipient ('My dear Lord')

dated from Chantelou aug: the 15th

Description: 4 closely written 4to pages, sometime folded and with repairs to the creases, one such repair becoming adrift at the fore-margin of the recto of the first leaf

Publication Details: 1753

Notes: The letter is not signed, but it does seem to reach a conclusion. The recipient is an old political ally, still apparently engaged in public affairs. The letter seems to have been prompted by one from the recipient, soliciting Bolingbroke's opinion on a question of the day. Bolingbroke begins his reply: 'My thoughts are employed much less than you imagine, my dear Lord, about ye affairs of Europe, or even Britain. I am not only a Veteran, but an Invalide.' The letter carries on in this sad, weary, vein for the full 4 pages, eulogising the escape from business, the pleasures of retirement, whil...more

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Price: £750

Subject: History

Published Date: 1753

Stock Number: 61465

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