Autograph letters signed from Elizabeth Montagu to various recipients [manuscript], [1753?]-1762.


Montagu, Mrs (Elizabeth), 1720-1800,. Autograph letters signed from Elizabeth Montagu to various recipients [manuscript], [1753?]-1762.

Autograph letters signed from Elizabeth Montagu to various recipients [manuscript], [1753?]-1762.

Recipients: Sarah Scott, the Earl of Bath, and an unidentified recipient. (1), written to Scott from Mount Ephraim, [Tunbridge Wells], appears to be incomplete and includes discussion of Lady Huntingdon's Methodism. In (2), to the Earl of Bath, she trusts "the Doctor's honour that he will not talk to Mr. Garrick ... upon what he saw in my letter to your Lordship concerning Shakespear." Signed E. Montagu. (3), to an unidentified recipient, is fragmentary, but makes reference to "Lady Bab's great book" and quotes, albeit imprecisely, The tempest: "the cloud-cap't towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, & all which it inherit, shall like this insubstantial vision faded, leave not a wreck behind." Signed E. Montagu. With (3), a print of Mrs. Montague [sic], published by Alex.r. Hogg, April 30, 1787.

3 items ; 23 x 19 cm to 25 x 19 cm.

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