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The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart
Chapter 23: 1853-54
John Gibson Lockhart to Henry Hart Milman, 27 July 1853

Vol. I. Preface
Vol. I Contents.
Chapter 1: 1794-1808
Chapter 2: 1808-13
Chapter 3: 1813-15
Chapter 4: 1815-17
Chapter 5: 1817-18
Chapter 6: 1817-19
Chapter 7: 1818-20
Chapter 8: 1819-20
Chapter 9: 1820-21
Chapter 10: 1821-24
Chapter 11: 1817-24
Chapter 12: 1821-25
Chapter 13: 1826
Vol. II Contents
Chapter 14: 1826-32
Chapter 15: 1828-32
Chapter 16: 1832-36
Chapter 17: 1837-39
Chapter 18: 1837-43
Chapter 19: 1828-48
Chapter 20: 1826-52
Chapter 21: 1842-50
Chapter 22: 1850-53
Chapter 23: 1853-54
Chapter 24: Conclusion
Vol. II Index
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Sussex Place, July 27, 1853.

My dear Dean,—I am very grateful to Mrs. Milman and you, and hope to profit, ere I go abroad,

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by your kind invitation; but though I am better than when you last called here, I am still far from being fit for the experiment of a visit even to old friends. In fact, I am not able to be much out of bed, and my daughter is not at all aware of my condition in many respects. You shall hear by-and-by again, and I am hopeful of amended prospects. I quite hold to Rome for the winter, supposing strength for such a journey, when the proper season arrives; and I rather think
Murray has already made suitable arrangements in that view. At all events, I am for the present at least emeritus.

“You will be entertained, I think, and interested with the Haydon Memoirs, which Tom Taylor has edited neatly, and, I believe, in a perfectly candid spirit.—Yours very truly,

J. G. Lockhart.”