Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1759— 65

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Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope

Letter CCLXXIII

BATH, November 10, 1764.

MY DEAR FRIEND: I am much concerned at the account you gave me of yourself, in your last letter. There is, to be sure, at such a town as Dresden, at least some one very skillful physician, whom I hope you have consulted; and I would have you acquaint him with all your several attacks of this nature, from your great one at Laubach, to your late one at Dresden: tell him, too, that in your last illness in England, the physicians mistook your case, and treated it as the gout, till Maty came, who treated it as a rheumatism, and cured you. In my own opinion, you have never had the gout, but always the rheumatism; which, to my knowledge, is as painful as the gout can possibly be, and should be treated in a quite different way; that is, by cooling medicines and regimen, instead of those inflammatory cordials which they always administer where they suppose the gout, to keep it, as they say, out of the stomach.

I have been here now just a week; but have hitherto drank so little of the water, that I can neither speak well nor ill of it. The number of people in this place is infinite; but very few whom I know. Harte seems settled here for life. He is not well, that is certain; but not so ill neither as he thinks himself, or at least would be thought.

I long for your answer to my last letter, containing a certain proposal, which, by this time, I suppose has been made you, and which, in the main, I approve of your accepting.

God bless you, my dear friend! and send you better health! Adieu.

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Chicago: Philip Dormer Stanhope, "Letter CCLXXIII," Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1759— 65, trans. Elwes, R. H. M. (Robert Harvey Monro), 1853- in Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1759—65 Original Sources, accessed September 23, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKVNGR39C6622X3.

MLA: Stanhope, Philip Dormer. "Letter CCLXXIII." Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1759— 65, translted by Elwes, R. H. M. (Robert Harvey Monro), 1853-, in Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1759—65, Original Sources. 23 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKVNGR39C6622X3.

Harvard: Stanhope, PD, 'Letter CCLXXIII' in Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1759— 65, trans. . cited in , Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1759—65. Original Sources, retrieved 23 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKVNGR39C6622X3.