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Lord Byron to Elizabeth Bridget Pigot, 29 August 1804

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“Burgage Manor, August 29th, 1804.

“I received the arms, my dear Miss ——, and am very much obliged to you for the trouble you have taken. It is impossible I should have any fault to find with them. The sight of the drawings gives me great pleasure for a double reason,—in the first place, they will ornament
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my books, in the next, they convince me that you have not entirely forgot me. I am, however, sorry you do not return sooner,—you have already been gone an age. I perhaps may have taken my departure for London before you come back; but, however, I will hope not. Do not overlook my watch-ribbon and purse, as I wish to carry them with me. Your note was given me by Harry, at the play, whither I attended Miss
L—— and Doctor S——; and now I have set down to answer it before I go to bed. If I am at Southwell when you return,—and I sincerely hope you will soon, for I very much regret your absence,—I shall be happy to hear you sing my favourite, ‘The Maid of Lodi.’ My mother, together with myself, desires to be affectionately remembered to Mrs. Pigot, and believe me, my dear Miss ——, I remain your affectionate friend,


“P.S. If you think proper to send me any answer to this, I shall be extremely happy to receive it. Adieu.

“P.S. 2d. As you say you are a novice in the art of knitting. I hope it don’t give you too much trouble. Go on slowly, but surely. Once more, adieu.”