• Posted on: 13 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Sophia Thrale has sent me a Present of curious Pens; very new & neat & portable I returned her these Verses in three hours Time … They really write Hebrew very nicely.

To give my lovely Girl Delight
What with her Present shall I write ?
What Character assume ?
A plodding Scholar best they'll fit,
For Foes to feather-headed Wit
Are pens without a Plume.

Written by Hester Lynch Thrale. Thraliana entry dated 30 July 1805.