Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vol. 3: 1752–1762

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pg 210To Wilhelmina Tichborne 20 May [1759]

May 20

Lord Mont[or]. 1 The E[nglish] quarrel as naturally as cocks and mastives. Lord W[alde]g[ra]ve. 2 I wish to see nothing in L[ondon] but her selfe and the musæum. 3 It[alian] Inclinations masked as much as their faces. Fig leaves as necessary for minds as Bodys.

Text CB MS, f. 16 (summary)

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Editor’s Note
1 Thomas Bromley (1733–99), 2nd Baron, succeeded in 1755 after his father's suicide; he inherited debts and a ruined estate.
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2 James, 2nd Earl; he was soon to marry (see below, p. 213, n. 1).
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3 The British Museum, established in 1753, was opened to the public in Jan. 1759.
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