Seaham Hall (December 17 1814)
‘My only anxiety is to learn that you are coming.
Then I am sure we should not find any of these obstacles.
If difficulties should continue for a short time, they will be very pretty amusement after we are one.
Till we are – the molehills are mountains.
Are you aware that in the settlements a provision is made for the payment of debts and other present exigencies before the sale of Newstead?
… Surely the writings will be done before you receive this. What can I say to hasten your journey?
I am scolded every day for your absence, besides feeling it most myself.
I wish I could retaliate upon you – instead of which, were you but with me, my own Byron, you would know how much I am
Lord Byron’s Wife Malcolm Elwin (London: John Murray 1962)