Tidy, Louise

To Lady Olivia Sparrow, December 1812

I can no longer resist the inclination I have to know how you go on, how the Waters agree with you, and whether you have escaped colds so as to be able to follow them up? I assure you I am not the only person here who has said every day ‘I wonder how Lady Olivia is’! You have been so much the burden of the Song, that I overheard the little brat the other day singing in a plaintive Note to her doll –

To Lady Olivia Sparrow, February 17 1815

Little Tidy* about whom you condescend to enquire is the most amusing, sprightly idle little witch imaginable. The greatest lover of humour and hater of literature; a wit & a dunce. Your beautiful books are kept on a high shelf in her sight, nor is she allowed to see the pictures which are her delight till she can read the words

Hannah More to Marianne Thornton, October 16th 1815

When little Louisa was up weeping last night on receipt of letter, she lifted up her hands and cried God bless dear little

Hannah More to Mrs Smith, unknown date [According to Smith]

I have been for some time looking out for a conveyance of the inclosed Urns which were due to you after the Bazaar, and Louisa has daily put me in mind as she said her purchase was not equal to your bounty /recievd/ before – I was very glad to hear from You and that you were happily restored – a thousand thanks for the fine grapes – How are the dear young ones, especially my sweet little friend?

Hannah More to Marianne Thornton, Thursday, unknown date

bids me say she shall be happy to make your acquaintance. She and Louisa desire best regards -

Hannah More to Marianne Thornton, 21st November [in or after 1817]

We both write in kindest respects to and [superscript needs to be checked here] Inglis and in love to dear and all the young things. Pray tell that Louise goes to school by day, and talks of Articles and Pronouns, and [unclear] and [unclear], and [unclear] and [unclear], with much of her profound learning Your kind present of History* she can nearly repeat all the Stories, and if she could help it woud read no other book, except indeed Black Giles and Tawney Rachel*

Hannah More to Marianne Thornton, 1816

Louisa writes a letter most days to . My love to all the dear children. Remember me to the Macaulay’s. said you had been so kind to invite her, at which she was much pleased.