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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to Thomas Allsop, [December 1827]

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[No date. ? Middle Dec., 1827.]

MY dear Allsop—Thanks for the Birds. Your announcement puzzles me sadly as nothing came. I send you back a word in your letter, which I can positively make nothing [of] and therefore
return to you as useless. It means to refer to the birds, but gives me no information. They are at the fire, however.

My sister’s illness is the most obstinate she ever had. It will not go away, and I am afraid Miss James will not be able to stay above a day or two longer. I am desperate to think of it sometimes. ’Tis eleven weeks!

The day is sad as my prospects.

With kindest love to Mrs. A. and the children,

C. L.

No Atlas this week. Poor Hone’s good boy Alfred has fractured his skull, another son is returned “dead” from the Navy office, & his Book is going to be given up, not having answered. What a world of troubles this is!