400. Hannah Bloomfield to John Clare, [after 10 March 1825]


400. Hannah Bloomfield to John Clare, [after 10 March 1825]* 

Dear Sir,

I am unwilling to let pass the opportunity which this space gives me of saying how much I admire, and thank you for, your Sonn[ets to] the memory of my dear Father,

You can never know how much he regretted not seeing you at Shefford. he had set his heart upon that pleasure, and attributed his disappointment to Mr Inskips meeting you in London, and giving you such an account of his health &c as made you think a visit then would be ill-timed,—in short he was displeased with him for monopolising you.

I am very glad to hear of a new volume from you, and with best wishes for your health and the welfare of your family. I am dear sir

very respectfully Yours

Hannah Bloomfield

* MS Eg. 2246, f. 466 BACK