Friday, February 13, 2015


Reaction to a Demonstration

Thomas Gray, letter to James Brown (April 1769):
At Bath House a page came in to his mistress, and said, he was afraid Lady Bath did not know what a disturbance there was below; she asked him if "the house was on fire?" he said "No; but the mob were forcing into the court:" she said "Is that all; well I will go and look at them:" and actually did so from some obscure window. When she was satisfied, she said, "When they are tired of bawling I suppose they will go home."

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