e sweet conversation of so excelent a pious and wise man. Madam had I a Daughter that he so much admires as your Ladyship and I could give her ten thousand pounds he might comand both her and that.
Dear Madam I have nothing in my present view can make you more happy a this side heaven; the Lord direct you which is the prayer of your most affectionate Aunt and humble Servant Eliz. Thomas. My servase to your Reverant Father and the Lady your Mother.
After her marriage, which was on August 11, 1726, her custom was once in a month or two, to make some new Essay in Verse or Prose, and to read from Day to Day as much as a faithful Discharge of the Duties of her new Condition gave Leisure for; and I think I may with Truth say, that she made the writing of Poetry a Recreation and not a Business.
What greatly contributed to increase her Knowledge in Divinity, History, Physick, Controversy, as well as Poetry was her attentive hearing most that I read upon those Heads throa the long ev