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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to William Godwin, [4 December 1800]

Contents vol. VI
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Contents vol. VII
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List of Letters
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[Dec. 4, 1800.]

DEAR Sir,—I send this speedily after the heels of Cooper (O! the dainty expression) to say that Mary is obliged to stay at home on Sunday to receive a female friend, from whom I am equally glad to escape. So that we shall be by ourselves. I write, because it may make some difference in your marketting, &c.

C. L.
Thursday Morning.

I am sorry to put you to the expense of twopence postage. But I calculate thus: if Mary comes she will

eat Beef 2 plates, 4d.    
Batter Pudding 1 do. 2d.    
Beer, a pint, 2d.    
Wine, 3 glasses, 11d.   I drink no wine!
Chesnuts, after dinner, 2d.    
Tea and supper at moderate calculation, 9d.    
  2s. 6d.    
From which deduct 2d.   postage
  2s. 4d.    

You are a clear gainer by her not coming.