Lady Melbourne

So you are settled in Albany, where most of my happiest days were pass’d – whilst I lived in that House, no Misfortune reach’d me, & I should not have disliked to be an appendage to ye Lease to live in it again – every despairing and distressing event of my Life has happened since I lived at Whitehall.

I never was much in the Apartments you have taken, but the furniture which used to be in your Sitting room would have now been pleasant & useful to you, opposite to the fire hung the view of Constantinople which you see here, & over the Chimney a painting of Joseph turning in disgust from Potiphar’s Wife…