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<Q A 1781? TC EC EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH MONTAGU TO ELIZABETH CARTER. BATH, SOMERSET. 1781? JUN 27. MO 3512}]
June 27=th= My dear Friend
I much doubt whether you had fixd y=e= time for staying at Deal, so cannot be sure this will find you there. As it will give you a very Good account of my health, I know you will give it a kind welcome any where. Some people w=d= say there is a great deal of vanity in this confidence, & I confess there is vanity [\&/] there is pride in [\it/] [\this confidence DELETED\] but there are better, sweeter, nobler engredients in it. It is not only a cordial but almost a panacea, enlivening in health & healing in sickness. I have been very fortunate in getting such a lodging that I can pass many hours without remembering I am in a publick place or even in a Walled Town.
M=rs= Garrick & Miss Moore dined with me when M=rs= Garrick pass_d thro Bath in ye way to London. Poor Woman she burst into a flood of tears at coming
into this House where she had often enjoy_d the company of M=r= Garrick. Miss More kindly went with her as far as Marlbrô. On saturday we are to go to Bristol to spend ye day w=th= Miss More.
I wish M=rs= Pennington w=d= for once be more attentive to her health than to her Husband & leave him for a while under ye weight of domestick cares &
I have been so long hinderd writing my letter that I am afraid I shall be too late for ye post so will only say that it is probable I shall leave this place on monday ye 9=th= july. My D=r= says 3 weeks at this time of year may be sufficient. Indeed ye waters have taken more effect on me than ever & I have not had a moments illness since I began them.
You will please to direct to Sand=d=.
I am ever