I do trust that this letter will return to visit you here, but I want to communicate so much that I must for a few minutes fancy it is not in vain to write.
Of our meeting – I have no doubt that we shall prove admirable philosophers on that as well as former occasions when we have been so successfully indifferent…
I never like to MAKE scenes even on the most favourable opportunities – when a “Heroine” would say and do most, I generally say and do least.
I cannot say how kind Mrs. Leigh has been to me – it will not be forgotten.
O for tomorrow’s post! I walk to meet it every day and sit in the blacksmith’s cottage till it arrives.
A woman came in also a few days ago, and not knowing me, began to enquire about the “bonny lad” who was to tak awa the “canny hinny.”
Seaham Hall (October 23 1814)
The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella Lady Noel Byron Ethel Colburn Mayne (London: Constable & Co Ltd 1929)