NO Letter? One is Much Amused!

No letter – and none can come tomorrow.

Wednesday will perhaps repay me by news of your approach.

Mrs. Leigh has written to me again with such confiding good-nature as prevents my pen from being shy, and I have answered as comfortably as if we had been sisters.

I enclose, for your amusement at any leisure moment, some passages concerning you copied verbatim from my letters to my Mother in 1812.

They have amused me much…

I seem very anxious throughout to assure myself as well as my mother that I was an indifferent judge – you will smile at my impartiality.

Now and then it appears that I was sensible at least of your goodwill towards me, and I had also been informed of it by Mrs. Lamb, who drew more conclusions than I could admit…

You are in my “heart’s core” – invisible to common observers. There you will be – whilst Memory holds her seat.

Seaham Hall (October 17 1814)

Sources Used:
The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella Lady Noel Byron Ethel Colburn Mayne (London: Constable & Co Ltd 1929)

"And So I Must Let People Say What They Will Of Me" ~ Lady Byron

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