Letter – Thomas Bernard to Shute Barrington – 1 Nov 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Nov 1798
Correspondent: Thomas Bernard
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Foundling, 1 Nov 98

My Lord,

      I accept very thankfully your <Correction>. I have struck out the word ‘desired’ in the 4th page. In the use of the word Philosophy I have a reference to the benefit derived from that System of Philosophical Experiments which Lord Bacon originally suggested; & in that view it is the only word that will give my meaning. All the same I feel the force of your L[ordshi]p’s observ[atio]n. _ The word has been horribly abused. _ Cannot I prevent its being misunderstood by adding to it _ natural Philosophy or true Philosophy. I shall be very glad to see the plan of your female friendly Society. _ I have to thank yr Lp & Mr Eldon for his Hymns. - The former one, the Sunday Hymn, is a beautiful Composition. _ I cannot, speaking in Confidence, say the same of his Easter Hymn.

      Any Arrangement of the Trust Fund in Weardale would be made after the Bill is agreed upon among the Proprietors: - this part concerns only you & the Rector. _

      Inclosed is a paper that has been printed in the Lewis Journal. Your Lp will easily guess the Author, tho I don't own it.

      I am with much respect Your Lps obliged & affectionate Servt.

      Tho. Bernard

I inclose in separate Covers 2 copies of my preface, one of which I must beg you to direct for me to Mr Gilpin, the other to Mr Gisborn.

[on outer leaf:]

The Honb. & Rt. Revd. Ld. Bp. of Durham/ Mongewell House/ Wallingford.

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