My dear Talbot –
We found yesterday, on our return from Bath, where we had been passing a couple of days with the Crawfords,<2> your very gallant and (what is better) kind & thoughtful remembrance of Mrs Moore’s<3> tastes.
You are not surely about to give yourself up to entire solitude at Lacock! We have a dinner and bed here at your service whenever you are good-natured enough to announce your coming.
Ever yours truly
H. F. Talbot Esqr
1. Sloperton Cottage, Wiltshire, 1 mi E of Lacock: Moore's home.
2. Dr Stewart and his 2nd wife, Caroline, née A'Court, of Bath (mentioned in Moore’s Journal).
3. Elizabeth (Bessie) Moore, née Dyke (1783–1865).