Thomas Gray to William Mason, 9 October 1766

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Letter ID: letters.0484 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 49
Addressee: Mason, William, 1724-1797 [i]
Addressee's age: 42
Mentioned: Grafton, Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of, 1735-1811 [i]


Date of composition: 9 October 1766 [i]
Date (on letter): Oct: 9. 1766
Calendar: Gregorian


Place of composition: London, United Kingdom [i]
Address (on letter): Jermyn-Street, at Mr Roberts's


Language: English
Incipit: I am desired to tell you, that if you still continue to be tired of residence,...

Holding Institution

Henry W. And Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, New York Public Library [i], New York, NY, USA <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

Print Versions

  • The Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, with Letters to the Rev. James Brown, D.D. Ed. by the Rev. John Mitford. London: Richard Bentley, 1853, letter XCIX, 362-363 - view pages
  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, including the correspondence of Gray and Mason, 3 vols. Ed. by Duncan C. Tovey. London: George Bell and Sons, 1900-12, letter no. CCLXXXVIII, vol. iii, 123 - view pages
  • Correspondence of Thomas Gray, 3 vols. Ed. by the late Paget Toynbee and Leonard Whibley, with corrections and additions by H. W. Starr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971 [1st ed. 1935], letter no. 428, vol. iii, 940 - view pages