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The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart
Chapter 12: 1821-25
John Gibson Lockhart to John Lockhart senior, 14 October 1825

Vol. I. Preface
Vol. I Contents.
Chapter 1: 1794-1808
Chapter 2: 1808-13
Chapter 3: 1813-15
Chapter 4: 1815-17
Chapter 5: 1817-18
Chapter 6: 1817-19
Chapter 7: 1818-20
Chapter 8: 1819-20
Chapter 9: 1820-21
Chapter 10: 1821-24
Chapter 11: 1817-24
Chapter 12: 1821-25
Chapter 13: 1826
Vol. II Contents
Chapter 14: 1826-32
Chapter 15: 1828-32
Chapter 16: 1832-36
Chapter 17: 1837-39
Chapter 18: 1837-43
Chapter 19: 1828-48
Chapter 20: 1826-52
Chapter 21: 1842-50
Chapter 22: 1850-53
Chapter 23: 1853-54
Chapter 24: Conclusion
Vol. II Index
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My dear Father,—Being called up to town on some business, about which I cannot, just at present, write (but which has nothing disagreeable in it), I have received here to-day” (in London), “by a letter from Sophia, my first accounts of my dear grandmother’s death. Before my letter reaches you the grave has closed over her remains, and I have been deprived even of the painful pleasure of partaking in the last service. I know all reason and sense are against it, but I can’t tell you, nevertheless, how much I feel saddened. You, no doubt, have still more deeply the same natural impression to struggle against. Whatever consolation the memory of kindness, excellence, and piety can give us, we surely have. I shall not write any more at present.

1Life,” viii. 64.

I hope to be in Scotland again in the course of a week, and shall certainly come to Germistoun immediately unless there should be a prospect of your coming to us. I beg my warmest love to my dear mother and the family.—Your affectionate and dutiful son,

J. G. Lockhart.
“6 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn,
Friday, October 14, 1825.”