37. Portland Street. [London] Friday 18. Sept. 1812
I should have been truly happy to dine at Sydenham on Sunday next, but I am not yet stout enough to venture so far, & am obliged to live like a hermit in every respect. Pray remember me heartily to Campbell, & tell him that I am now emerging from a Slough of Despond, in which the bile & I (that foul fiend) have been struggling ever since I saw him in Beaufort Buildings. Have the goodness also to tell DuBois that I should have answered his note, but I was in the country when he sent it to Portland Street, & it has been with the greatest difficulty, till within these few days, that I have put pen to paper.
We are going to move, this quarter day, into a cottage at West End, Hampstead, where I need not say we shall be very glad to see you, if ever you chuse to explore the ups & downs of that delightful neighbourhood.
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