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The Life of William Roscoe
Chapter VII. 1799-1805
William Roscoe to Sir James Edward Smith, [28 August 1803]

Vol I. Contents
Chapter I. 1753-1781
Chapter II. 1781-1787
Chapter III. 1787-1792
Chapter IV. 1788-1796
Chapter V. 1795
Chapter VI. 1796-1799
Chapter VII. 1799-1805
Chapter IX. 1806-1807
Chapter X. 1808
Chapter XI. 1809-1810
Vol II. Contents
Chapter XII. 1811-1812
Chapter XIII. 1812-1815
Chapter XIV. 1816
Chapter XV. 1817-1818
Chapter XVI. 1819
Chapter XVII. 1820-1823
Chapter XVIII. 1824
Chapter XIX. 1825-1827
Chapter XX. 1827-1831
Chapter XXI.
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“Amidst our frequent recollections of you at Allerton, we had begun to feel some anxiety on your account, which would by no means have been diminished, had we known that you and your companion were careering over the hills of Derbyshire on the top of a coach. Your letter has arrived just in time to alleviate our apprehensions, and to add to the cheerfulness of our Sunday’s dinner, where you have as many friends as we number individuals. In rejoicing with you, as I most truly do, on your restoration to domestic happiness, I feel, however, a selfish hope that you may be encouraged at no distant period to pay another visit to Liverpool, and that you will prevail on Mrs. Smith to accompany you. I had almost begun to suspect that the cares of the world or the lapse of years had blunted in me those feelings, and diminished that capacity of attachment, which, in youth, are so ardently experienced; but the fortunate incident which introduced me to your acquaintance has restored me to a better opinion of myself, and, however I may regret that we did not meet sooner, I gratify myself in regarding you as a friend of my early days, but lately found, if indeed I can be said lately to have found one whom I have known so long in his
writings, and to whom I have been indebted for much pleasure, and, I hope, some improvement.”