214. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Ann Bloomfield, 30 August 1807


214. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Ann Bloomfield, 30 August 1807* 

Stouts Hill, Uley

Sunday Morning

Aug 30. 1807.

My Dear Mary

After a most happy and delightful tour of ten days we reachd home on Thursday evening, I recieved Hannahs Letter of course, and rejoiced to hear you continue well. I write now to inform you that I propose setting out on my return home tomorrow noon, and intend to come by way of Oxford, and to sleep there on Monday night and Tuesday night, and then proceed to London by a Wednesday's Coach. I cannot foresee any thing that can prevent this plan from taking place.

We came home by Hay, Hereford, Malvern, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, and Gloucester. At Cheltenham, I calld on Dr Jenner, and I have an elegant little Tea Caddie as his present to Mrs Bloomfield. We rode yesterday to Berkley-Castle, about five miles from hence, where poor King Edward the Second was murder'd. His tomb is in Gloucester Cathedral.—I shall have an interesting journal to exhibit on my return, and a thousand things to explain,

Love to All,

And I am allways yours Affectionately,


I have a poetical Journal which has caused a deal of fun.

* BL Add. MS 28268, ff. 240–41; published in Hart, p. 46 BACK