de Spaen, Louisa

To Lady Olivia Sparrow, [March 1820]

I have the kindest message to give you from who was here the other day with Lady Louisa de Spaen, daughter of my old friend .* [As] [tear] far as I can judge both Mother and daughter [are] [tear] become religious in earnest. The latter is mod[est] [tear] and diffident, but ’s family to whom I introduced her at Clifton think very well of her. She takes kindly to the husband and daughter of her late unfortunate Sister, who lived and died a fine Penitent.* She gave what is to me the most unequivocal sign of repentance, that of never desiring to be received or to come into the world.