1826. [N.p.]: Oct. 19, 1826.
4to, 3 pp. Small tear from breaking the seal, othewrwise fine.
§ A deeply moving and sad letter about the illness of Arch’s brother Arthur, and Dibdin’s own ailments. "As I was very nearly "going the way of all flesh" from the same complaint... I have lost my old and valued friend Lord Gifford, from the same cause. Thank God I rallied quickly but during 12 hours incessant vomiting, I thought my brains, heart, liver, and all the adjuncts, would have burst their strong-hold’... Pray remember me very kindly to him and Mrs. A. Arch - not forgetting the little prattlers, who will find me, I fear, a sad, old, grey-headed, stupid fellow when they next see me... Adieu: my friend Bernardo takes this to put in the L.P. The races are going on: but my race is a very different, and a very delicate course to run, winner or loser." Item #123838