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<Q A 1760? FN SS EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH MONTAGU TO SARAH SCOTT. MO 5782. C. 1760? HILL STREET, LONDON}]
Tuesday Hillstreet My D=r= Sister
I came to Town last night, rejoyced to be free from my Tunbridge Captivity, & little less pleased at the being so may miles nearer to you, which mends the prospect tho it has not much influence on the objects that surround me, but you know the human mind looks beyond the present time & place. I have had a lives of philosophers & (\beaux esprits\) this morning, you know my Cortege is not made up of pretty Men. I have brought a stock of health from Tunbridge which will be worth something to me at London, Bath Easton, & Sandleford, while I was at Tunbridge I suffer_d mortification in hopes of my reward in a better place as the good often do in this World, for in the sauntering way one lives at Tunbridge it is no matter whether one is sick [\wel INTO or\] well, one lives but a kind of as it were. I drank the waters at the Well yesterday morning & was in Hillstreet by dinner. I have not yet seen my Father, I sent him word I was come to Town but M=r= Montagu thought it w=d= be bad managem=t= to go this morning as my Coach does not come till tomorrow
Otherwise I had gone to him to day. I hope he sent a proper answer to y=e= letter I sent him, & that you have received it before this time. (\Adieu\) my Dear Sister I must go & renew my acquaintance with my Drawers, buroes &c, & begin the business of unpacking.
ever most affect=ly= y=rs=
EM I desire my comp=ts= to Lady Bab & Miss Arnold I hope her Ladyship is better than when I had the honor of her letter which I design to answer as soon as I can hear how the World goes.