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November of 1785
Your letters are ever wonderful as they are both agreeable in their timing and a tonic for my mind which I confess is somewhat unsettled as the days grow short and the skies over The Haven gray as the harvest comes to a close and the workers scurry about preparing for the coming winter. The harvest was good and my vingeron tells me he has great hope for the vintage. We will not know for many years, but I recall the words of the card reader in…Continue
1785, 23 November
Dearest and Most Treasured of Friends, Lorsagne,
It has been so long since I have seen your face and heard your laugh, somehow both lilting and wry at the same instance. I do hope all is well with you and yours. As well at least as it possibly can be under the current conditions. I assume you have managed to keep in touch with your father even as he is moved willy nilly from place to place. I hope also that you are in touch with friends and loved ones…Continue
1784, 20 October
Home! I nearly fell to the ground and wept, so overcome was I with the emotion of a return to England after so many months abroad. Father, who traveled with me, had to steady my knees and my nerve by taking hold my arm as we disembarked the ship at Dover. Having never left England before, I had never before experienced the glorious return to my homeland. I had not expected the many powerful emotions that washed over me as we stepped onto English soil.
1784, 14 October
My most beloved friend and sister, Susan,
I write to you from la dolce, Roma, where I have passed several pleasant days in the company of our dear father. He is understandably pleased with himself on the occasion of this commission from the Vatican. Father has completed the composition, which is to be premiered during Passion Week in the papal chapel, and is, as I write, presenting the work to the Vatican direttore di musica. I have heard it played and am…Continue