Thomas Gray to Norton Nicholls, [17 December 1767]

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Letter ID: letters.0512 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 50
Addressee: Nicholls, Norton, c. 1742-1809 [i]
Addressee's age: 25[?]


Date of composition: [17 December 1767] [i]
Calendar: Gregorian


Place of composition: [Cambridge, United Kingdom] [i]

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 2 pages


Language: English
Incipit: You have indeed brought yourself into a little scrape....

Holding Institution

College Library, Eton College [i], Windsor, UK <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes; bound into a copy of Mathias's Works of Thomas Gray (London, 1814), vol. II, part 2; a photocopy is at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, OSB MSS c 467, box 1, folder 76

Print Versions

  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, letter XV, vol. v, 83-85 - 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. CCCXXXIX, vol. iii, 214-215 - 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. 456, vol. iii, 980-981 - view pages