Eighteenth Century Post-Bag
Poor Nash has had a fit, but does not seem to mind it, though he looks just a-going. Miss Chudleigh was there a fortnight, so altered, I was surprised to see her by day light. Lady Ann Hamilton l was not with her, who since the small-pox has no remains of beauty but in her own opinion. The Duke of Kingston] was always with them, that is a surprising affair, we are so used at Windsor to their coming together here to her mother, who is housekeeper, that now 'tis scarce mentioned.
Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu to her cousin, Gilbert
Tunbridge Wells, Wednesday, Sept. 2d, 1752.
To say I regret the loss of your company at this place, and in my present situation, would very ill express the value I set on your conversation, and I should be cautious of even appearing to fall short in my estimation of it, as it is by that only I can be at all worthy . of the pleasures and advantages that arise
1 Lady Ann Hamilton, a daughter of the fifth Duke of Hamilton. In 1761 she married Arthur, first Marquis of Donegall.