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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to John Rickman, 16 July 1803

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Saturday Morning, July 16th, 1803.

DEAR Rickman,—I enclose you a wonder, a letter from the shades. A dead body wants to return, and be inrolled inter vivos. Tis a gentle ghost, and in this Galvanic age it may have a chance.

Mary and I are setting out for the Isle of Wight. We make but a short stay, and shall pass the time betwixt that place and Portsmouth, where Fenwick is. I sadly wanted to explore the Peak this Summer; but Mary is against steering without card or compass, and we should be at large in Darbyshire.

We shall be at home this night and to-morrow, if you can come and take a farewell pipe.

I regularly transmitted your Notices to the “Morning Post,” but they have not been duly honoured. The fault lay not in me.—

Yours truly,
C. Lamb.