[Note sent with the previous item]
This morning before posting this letter, I went through it again & blushed to find in it something like the letter a spoilt child might address to his very generous mother. It is full of requests & entreaties, as if her generosity were not already more than enough. Oh Since I went to you one morning, bright with Autumnal sunshine -- it was two & half years ago -- you were giving me such a quantity of kindness. Oh that there may be some chance in future when I can repay you even a particle of it!