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Memoir of Francis Hodgson
Thomas Moore to Francis Hodgson, 25 April 1828

Vol. 1 Contents
Chapter I.
Chapter II. 1794-1807.
Chapter III. 1807-1808.
Chapter IV. 1808.
Chapter V. 1808-1809.
Chapter VI. 1810.
Chapter VII. 1811.
Chapter VIII. 1811.
Chapter IX. 1811.
Chapter X. 1811-12.
Chapter XI. 1812.
Chapter XII. 1812-13.
Chapter XIII. 1813-14.
Vol. 2 Contents
Chapter XIV. 1815-16.
Chapter XV. 1816-18.
Chapter XVI. 1815-22.
Chapter XVII. 1820.
Chapter XVIII. 1824-27.
Chapter XIX. 1827-1830
Chapter XX. 1830-36.
Chapter XXI. 1837-40.
Chapter XXII. 1840-47.
Chapter XXIII. 1840-52.
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Sloperton Cottage: April 25, 1828.

My dear Hodgson,—I ought to have answered your letter long before this, but the truth is, I have such shoals of epistolary stuff to get through every morning (my chief literary labours, I think, being for the postman), that I am tempted sometimes to presume upon the good nature of kind friends such as you are, and ‘keep never minding you’ (as we say in Ireland) longer than I should do. . . . My plan hitherto has been to extract from his journals, or memorandum-books, such passages as related to the part of his life I was detailing, and then omit them afterwards when I come to give the journal itself. . . .

While in London, I had really not a moment for anything beyond the immediate vortex I was
whirling in. One day I was lucky enough to be able to dedicate to our friends at Harrow, and you and
Mrs. Hodgson were not forgotten among our άξιομνημόνευτα. . . . While in town I saw your old acquaintance Harness, who has given me some very interesting letters of B.’s.

Most truly yours,
Thomas Moore.