Eighteenth Century Post-Bag
been here a great while, but never comes out, being very ill. She has with her Lord and Lady Clifford, and Miss Clifford, Lady Betty Germaine and Lady Vere are here. Lady Jane Cook [i. e. Coke] and Lady Abercorn, Lady Catherine Pelham, Miss Pelham, Lady Marvel, Mr. and Mrs. Southwood, Mrs. Bos-cawen (who was a Miss Granvile) and many others whose names you may know but that wd take up too much of my Paper.
Lady Jane Coke 1 to Mrs. Jane Eyre. Savile Row (London), August the 21st, 1750.
I would not begin a letter to you from Tunbridge, my dear Mrs. Eyre, as holding down my head with the waters was very disagreeable tc me. They have done me a great deal of good, but I was never better pleased with leaving any place, for it is only amusing to those who pass their time in public. I who never went into the Rooms grew
1 Lady Jane Wharton (1706-1761), the eldest daughter of Thomas, fifth Baron and first Marquis of Wharton, married (i) in 1723, James Holt, of Redgrave, Suffolk, who died six years later, and (ii) in 1733, Robert Coke, of Longford, Derbyshire, Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Caroline, and brother to the first Earl of Leicester.