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Joseph TODD [18714]
(Abt 1781-)

Emily Miles TODD [18716]
(Abt 1829-)

 

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Emily Miles TODD [18716]

  • Born: Abt 1829, Weybridge SRY
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Spatland (?)
19 Feb 1841
My dear Emily,
I send this letter,
For being short, it's all the better,
It will not take much Time to read,
A most important thing, indeed,
For Time, philosophers all say,
And who? can know so well as they,
Is just the Stuff that Life is made of,
And that, they're right I'm much afraid off,
Therefore with Care we all should use it,
And not like, Silly People, lose it,
On Wednesday should the day repair,
I hope to taste the country air,
By the first Train, I shall come down,
And turn my back, on London town,
Borne by the mighty engines power,
At five and twenty miles an hour,
Through Hill and Valley, Dale and Grove,
Now down below, now up above,
One minute gazing on the view,
The a next tunnel, whizzing through,
Our journey's end, we reach at last,
And soon forget, all dangers passed,
And stopping at the "Hand and Spear"
Perhaps may meet, some kind friends near,
Waiting to lead me, to that scene,
Where for so many years, I've been,
So kindly welcome, and I pray,
That I may live, for many a day,
Such long formed friendship, to repay,
Weybridge, where in thy name I hear,
Forms of my oldest friends appear,
Unchanged unaltered, beaming still,
With generous kindness, and goodwill,
Which through a lengthened term of years,
Nee'r once has flagged, and still appears,
Just as the day, when my first trip,
Was made in Boyhood, to the "Ship"
How many years, since then have flown?
That boy has now, to Manhood grown,
And shares the joys, and cares of life,
Blessed with a fond and loving wife,
And little ones, a happy throng,
Each in his turn, progressing on,
To play, when of mature age,
His part upon life's busy stage.

I thought to have before today,
A letter from your dad, to say,
That they had fixed the day to sell,
The trees they were about to fell,
At the Grove house, which I suppose,
He will inform me, when he knows,
My dear good girl, I wish to see,
What you have done in poetry,
Since last we met, for I've no doubt,
Some pretty piece you've been about,
Some consolation to a friend,
Or birthday ode, your time to spend,
I'm sure with pleasure, I shall find,
The workings of your active mind,
Have not been idle, but that you,
Have grown in years, and knowledge too,
Give all my love, and let them know,
What I have said, and hope to do,
And if it meet your view and pleasure,
Write me an answer, at your leisure.
Till then, believe me, near or far.
Your very loving,
God Papa,
Webster Flockton.
Written on 3 sides of letter paper the 4th being folded externally and addressed :
Mifs Emily Todd, Monument House, Weybridge, Surrey. closed with sealing wax, with a penny black postage stamp affixed.

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bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Weybridge SRY. Emily is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 22 living at home born Weybridge SRY


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