July 12. 1830.
I have not heard of any other curacy that I like, and am now at liberty after this month – I intend to go, hence, to Leamington till I hear of a curacy – my only occupation will be to prepare for a month’s preaching, April 1831, at Cambridge; to which the Professor of Divinity has invited me – I also intend to take my B.D. Degree next June; and must keep my exercises for it next May – I shall therefore be necessarily called away from my cure, should I obtain one, for the greater part of next April and May –
From the letter you were so good as to send me, and the reported state of Mr Paley’ <3>s health, I yet indulge the hope that your friendly interference might procure for me the curacy of Lacock – I suppose there must be a curate there, again, before the winter is over; and should you think it right, and be disposed to name me again to the Vicar, I shall be at your service I write, with the expectation of your being yet in Town, and to give you an idea of my wishes, and intended movements, a letter directed here this month, and afterwards at Leamington, will find me –
Believe me, very truly yours
Charles PorterDid I tell you that Mr Paley had described in a letter to me, the parsonage at Lacock: but I can hardly think he has done it accurately – He speaks of the kitchen, 8 or 10 feet wide – If his description is correct, I doubt whether the house would suit us –
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3. Rev James Paley (1790–1863), Vicar at Lacock.
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