To Benjamin Robert Haydon (Wentworth Place, December 27, 1818)
Wentworth Place, December 27, 1818
My dear Haydon
I had an engagement to-day and it is so fine a morning that I cannot put it off. I will be with you to-morrow, when we will thank the Gods, though you have bad eyes and I am idle.
I regret more than anything the not being able to dine with you to-day. I have had several movements that way, but then I should disappoint one who has been my true friend. I will be with you to-morrow morning and stop all day, we will hate the profane vulgar and make us Wings.
God bless you.