Peter Sabor (ed.), The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, Vol. 1: 1786
Sunday July 30th.
This Morning I received a Letter which being short & pithy, I will copy
My Dear Miss Burney,—or Mrs. Burney, as I am told you must now be called,242 let your old Friend Baretti243 give you joy of what has given him as great & as quick a one as ever he felt in all his days. God bless you,—& bless somebody I dare not name,244 Amen. And suppose I add, bless me too, will that do me any harm?—
I am quite obliged to him for this cordial good humour, & shall certainly write him my thanks.
I went again to the Chapel with Madame La Fite,—& the rest of the Day went on in the usual mode.