11 Randolph Crescent
My dear Papa
I am afraid you must find Lacock rather dreary today if you have a high west wind whistling round the house similar to the one blowing here at present In Cumberland too we hear it is Stormy by a letter Mr Wake received from Ormathwaite this morning but it appears we are to have no real winter for it cannot be cold two days following.
Mr Wake came to us on Monday, as they could no longer spare him a room in George Sqr when Sarah Spedding and her Uncle arrived there & will remain with us I Suppose a few days. Sarah luckily arrived just in time to go with Mamma & Tilly to Mrs Cockburns ball which we were very glad of, as she is fond of them and gets very few in general There will be another tonight and a music party tomorrow so she will have quite a gay week.
I had a nice letter from Charles the other day he seemed delighted that you should have met Dr Vaughan in such an agreeable and unexpected manner
On Tuesday, the day after you left us, Mamma and I drove to Newhailes about 6 miles off passing through Portotello (the first time we had gone that road) it has very nice sands and is rather a large village with a few Villas & generally ugly looking houses I suppose in the Summer the Edinburgh shop Keepers go there for the benefit of the Sea air
I am glad the Rhododendrons arrived Safe We are intending to go the first leisure day to Comely bank for they say the early Kind is coming into flower there but I suppose there is no hurry yet, as you did not tell us of anything to be seen when you were there the other day
Good bye dear Papa L yr affectionate daughter
We have begun reading Philip 2d together & I am sure it will be very interesting
H. F. Talbot Esq