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Retrospection. Chapter 24

  • Posted on: 20 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Being arrived at the interesting moment when Retrospection ceases and observation is begun, our book must with this chapter end itself, and be submitted to the reader's Retrospect. If found at last too short for use, too long for entertainment, the writer will be sorry.


  • Posted on: 14 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Written by Hester Lynch Thrale. Thraliana entry dated 26 September 1781.

Hester recounts the time when she was challenged by Queeney to make Verses in Spanish … Could one indeed ? replied my eldest Daughter; I suppose no person in England could do any such Thing—& even You could not I believe make Spanish Verses. Child says I, don’t defie me; for I shall bring you else some vile ones tomorrow to Breakfast—I accordingly bro’t her these …

George Marsh 1806

I wonder if you have in your archive any mention of this property which was where the Anchor Brewery building now stands. The piles are still in the Thames, 100ft east of the old horseleydown stairs.

I would like to tie this George Marsh in with Marsh's Dock if possible; maybe a son of the George Marsh who set up the dock? I understand Thrale and Courage had dealings with Russia at that time. IanMacDonald.