Sir Richard Steele

Rae Blanchard (ed.), The Correspondence of Richard Steele

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pg 231287. Steele to Mrs. Steele

Brit. Mus.: Add. MSS. 5145.—Nichols, Correspondence (1787).

 Augst 30th, 1708

Dear Prue

I sent ten pounds by the Afternoon Coach of Saturday and hope you receiv'd it safe. The manner in which you write to Me might perhaps to another look like neglect and want of Love, but I will not understand it so but take it to be only the uneasinesse of a doating fondnesse which cannot bear my Absence without disdain.

I hope We shall never be so long asunder more, for it is not in your power to make me otherwise than

  • Yr Affectionate Faithfull & Tender Husband
  • Richd Steele     

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