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Arthur Dixon letters

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/3/1/1
Page: 32 verso

  • Description

    Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 21 October 1834

    See summary at 32r

    Date: 1834

  • Transcription

    and turned adrift the poor old girl, that had ministered unto her mistress for so many years past. Imagine the exclamations of the Ladies at hearing this bit of scandal, an old Friend of Mrs Cotmans too it appears is Jonathan, once in love with her – bread & butter. Thorndike is much better in the last two days, came down, & talks of getting back to Ipswich on Saturday, which Dr L. who was here just now thinks may be. – I was glad enough you gave me no more of the fire – news in a letter from you is perfectly intolerable, when associated with your perambulations thereupon. "The Ruins" [being? - crossed out] became interesting, but all the rest, I did not indeed expect a "particular description", so do not regret your want of time to give it me. I did feel rather provoked though, so exclusively selfish am I, that having engaged yourself to spend an evening with me, you should have met with any engagement to withdraw you from me. May my dearest Boy make it up to me, and that soon. To bind you to it I

Letter of Arthur Dixon to John Joseph Cotman, 21 October 1834