Hester Lynch Thrale's writings

Hester Thrale song by Herbert Lawrence

  • Posted on: 14 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Published in Thraliana entry dated Aug to Sept 1777.

Herbert Lawrence is a Man of great good Sense, much Knowledge, sound Morality and rather agreeable Address: his Principles with regard to Religion are some what loose I fear, his Temper is peevish, and his Affections cold. I once had an extremely strong regard for him, but his Behaviour on the Illness and Death of my Son in the fatal Year 1776. shut my heart against him suddenly, and I could never open it to him more. he wrote some pretty Verses and said some clever Things and I have a Loss of his Acquaintance.

In August 1778, Hester Thrale wrote verses in appreciative response to Herbert Lawrence.