[Dr Samuel Parr, 'the Whig Doctor Johnson'.] Autograph Letter Signed ('S Parr') to the tea merchant Richard Twining, Senior.

Dr Samuel Parr (1747-1825), schoolmaster and classical scholar [Richard Twining (1749-1824), Senior, tea and coffee merchant; his son Richard Twining (1772-1857), Junior]
Publication details: 
27 May [1807].
SKU: 14039

1p., 12mo. 24 lines of text. In fair condition, on aged paper, with minor traces of mount adhering to reverse, which is addressed by Parr to 'R Twining, Senior, Esqre | Devereux Court | the Strand', and docketted 'Dr. Parr May 27th. 1807'. Parr's handwriting is the stuff of legend (he received a flogging at Harrow because of it, and never reformed), and the present item is largely illegible, with the following readings tentative: 'Dr Sir - I can send you <...> my heart is deeply <...> my dear child <...> utterly incapable of <...> exertion <...> will strive to perform <...> sacred duty - God bless you <...> to your Family & especially Richard - <...>'. Twining's son the younger Richard Twining had studied under Parr at his grammar school in Norwich.