Eighteenth Century Post-Bag
own health and spirits, but to the comfort and felicity of some here, who love and admire you much, especially one, who values himself much upon the title of your friend, and merits it equally by the great esteem and affection which he has for you. Mr. Pitt expressed a due sense of your goodness in enquiring so particularly after him; and that you may know how high you stand in his opinion, I must inform you, that in a conversation with Molly, he pronounced you the most perfect woman he ever met with. I am with the utmost sincerity and the highest regard, my dearest Cousin's
most affectionate friend,
and obliged humble servant,
Gil. West. Mrs. Montagu to her Husband.
June 8, 1753.
. . . We went from this venerable seat, to a place called New Vauxhall, where Mr. Pitt had provided us a good dinner; the view from it is romantic; we staid there till the cool of the evening, and then returned home. We drank tea yesterday in the most beautiful rural scene that can be imagined, which 02 211