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My Friends and Acquaintance
Laman Blanchard III
Samuel Laman Blanchard to Peter George Patmore, 6 August 1843

Vol I Contents
Charles Lamb I
Charles Lamb II
Charles Lamb III
Charles Lamb IV
Charles Lamb V
Charles Lamb VI
Charles Lamb VII
Charles Lamb VIII
Charles Lamb IX
Charles Lamb X
Thomas Campbell I
Thomas Campbell II
Thomas Campbell III
Thomas Campbell IV
Thomas Campbell V
Thomas Campbell VI
Thomas Campbell VII
Lady Blessington I
Lady Blessington II
Lady Blessington III
Lady Blessington IV
Lady Blessington V
R. Plumer Ward I
R. Plumer Ward II
R. Plumer Ward III
R. Plumer Ward IV
R. Plumer Ward V
R. Plumer Ward VI
Appendix vol I
Vol II Contents
R. Plumer Ward VII
R. Plumer Ward VIII
R. Plumer Ward IX
R. Plumer Ward X
R. Plumer Ward XI
R. Plumer Ward XII
R. Plumer Ward XIII
R. Plumer Ward XIV
R. Plumer Ward XV
R. Plumer Ward XVI
R. Plumer Ward XVII
R. Plumer Ward XVIII
R. Plumer Ward XIX
R. Plumer Ward XX
R. Plumer Ward XXI
R. Plumer Ward XXII
R. Plumer Ward XXIII
Horace & James Smith I
Horace & James Smith II
William Hazlitt I
William Hazlitt II
William Hazlitt III
William Hazlitt IV
William Hazlitt V
William Hazlitt VI
William Hazlitt VII
William Hazlitt VIII
Appendix vol II
Vol III Contents
William Hazlitt IX
William Hazlitt X
William Hazlitt XI
William Hazlitt XII
William Hazlitt XIII
William Hazlitt XIV
William Hazlitt XV
William Hazlitt XVI
William Hazlitt XVII
William Hazlitt XVIII
William Hazlitt XIX
William Hazlitt XX
William Hazlitt XXI
William Hazlitt XXII
William Hazlitt XXIII
William Hazlitt XXIV
William Hazlitt XXV
William Hazlitt XXVI
Laman Blanchard I
Laman Blanchard II
Laman Blanchard III
Laman Blanchard IV
Laman Blanchard V
Laman Blanchard VI
Laman Blanchard VII
Laman Blanchard VIII
R & T Sheridan I
R & T Sheridan II
R & T Sheridan III
R & T Sheridan IV
R & T Sheridan V
R & T Sheridan VI
R & T Sheridan VII
R & T Sheridan VIII
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“Aug. 6, 1843.

My dear Patmore,—We are delighted with your kind note, which, though we could not any of us start off to take advantage of it, was the more welcome for coming in a season of trouble,—one of my little boys having had his face cut to pieces by the bursting of a soda-water bottle. It has
made my wife ten thousand times more nervous than ever; but the eye is safe and untouched, and she will get better again presently. I fear, however, most kind and tempting as your invitation is, and grateful as we feel to
Mrs. Patmore and you, that there is little chance for my wife at present, as we are almost going to Hastings in a week, where I shall not stay above a day or two, and may consequently run down to you speedily, for four-and-twenty hours, giving you notice, in order to secure you at home. I have nothing to say to-day about Sidney, except that you are very kind to him, and that he is very lucky. Your note and its explicit directions are as good as any guide book extant, and to miss one’s way is impossible.

“Our friendliest regards to Mrs. Patmore, and my especial remembrances to C. P.

“Yours ever,
“Laman Blanchard.

“I have been writing night and day about the subscription for the children of my poor old friend Elton; it is most successful.”