348. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, 18 July 1820


348. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, 18 July 1820* 

Shefford, July 18, 1820

Dear Brother George

No quarrel exists, be at ease, I have this morning seen your excellent letter to your son, and your poem on the Thetford Waters; [1] and am with my Son [2]  and Daughter, delighted to find that your spark seems to brighten, as you advance in years. You think that I have been weak enough to be offended, there has been no such thing! I have been extremely unwell, and am still a poor creature, but I now force myself to write these few words to thank you for the pleasure you have just given me.

My son or my daughter shall write for me soon,

Yours unalterably

Brother and Brother Bard

Rob Bloomfield

Address: Mr. Geo Bloomfield, / Hill Street, / Bury St Edmunds, / Suffolk

* BL Add. MS 28268, f. 412 BACK

[1] George's poem Thetford Chalybeate Spa. A Poem by a Parishioner of St. Peter's (Cambridge, 1820). The text is here BACK

[2] Charles or Robert Henry Bloomfield. BACK