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<Q A 1761? TC WP EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH MONTAGU TO WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH. 1761? MAR?. MO 4507}]
One prose [\line/] that tells me my Lord Bath is well gives me more pleasure than the strains of Orpheus accompanied by his Lyre could do. I will read M=r= C- poem. I shall not feel any uneasiness while the modest, decent, sober translation of Ossian, whose sentiments are noble & simple like his language, is abused by the profligate drunken [\4 WORDS DELETED\] [\Poet/] . My friend Ramsey will receive honour too from his abuse. My cough is troublesome but not grievous. M=r= Montagu had such a fit of coughing at dinner time yesterday he could not even swallow a little soup, when it abated he went to bed, & he is pretty well to day. but very imprudently going with L=d= Grevile Montagu to [\WORD DELETED\] [\introduce/] Lord Curysfort into the House of Commons. He has not eat any thing since yesterday but a bit of bread & butter at breakfast this morning, & it is perfect distraction to go out, but I cannot help it. Poor Lord Lyttelton is ill again.
[\ADDRESS\] To / The Earl of Bath