John_Pilkington - LETTERS OF LĘTITIA PILKINGTON

LETTERS OF LĘTITIA PILKINGTON

Introduction

 

            In order to make some compensation for suppressing an unlucky abortive comedy, I shall here present to my readers a collection of letters, that passed between the late Lord Kingsborough and my mother; for as I was her amanuensis, she dictated her thoughts to me, and from thence transcribed her own fair copies. Upon the other hand, before she delivered his lordship's original letters to him, as has been mentioned in her third volume, she made me exactly copy every one of them; the truth of which I can satisfy any of my subscribers in, who have a curiosity to be more fully informed, by referring them to some persons of distinction and veracity, who saw the letters, and knew both his lordship and my mother at the time the correspondence was carried on.

            If anything should be found offensive in the following letters, I hope it will be imputed to me, John Carteret Pilkington; as I declare I am altogether ignorant of what is meant by the initials and the dashes.

 

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