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 St James' Sqre 
 Saturday Morning

 Dear Mr De Morgan.  I
hope you have not by
this time come to the
conclusion that I have
drowned the Differential
Calculus at least (if not
myself with it also) in
the Seine or the Channel.

I am setting about work
again now in good
[50v] earnest.  To say the truth
I find myself a little
bit rusty & awkward.
I have been some days
getting my head in again,
& it is not yet even
at all what it was.
However this will soon
mend, I doubt not.  I
very easily lose a
habit, but then I very
easily re-form it.  But
I am a little vexed at
this interruption.  I was
going on so nicely.  I
[51r] now write because I am
in need of a little help
from you.  Some points
from page 100 to page 
103 are not perfectly
clear to me; & as my
head is not at this
moment in it's [sic] best
working habits, I think
instead of plaguing myself
more about the misty
parts, I had better
apply to you; for I
am inclined to get a
little worried about it,
[51v] which is always to be

I should prefer seeing you
to writing, on this occasion.
I have at present no
evening; for tomorrow
(Sundy ) I happen to have
some engagements at home.

But I would suggest,
(if it is not trespassing
too much on your time
& kindness) that I will
send my carriage to
bring you here on
Tuesday Morning at \(\frac{1}{2}\) past
[52r] eleven o'clock.  I propose
sending for you thus, in
order to facilitate your
coming.  Or would you
prefer instead that I
should go to Gower St
at that hour on Tuesdy ?

Will you tell
Mr De Morgan, with
my kindest remembrances,
that (if agreeable to her)
I rather hope to be
able to spend Sunday
Evening (I mean tomorrow
week) with her & you
But my arrangements ['for that time' inserted] are
not yet quite fixed; so
I am not sure yet
what I shall be able
to do.

Pray believe me

 Yours very truly

 A. A. Lovelace

About this document

Date of authorship: 

May/Jun 1841

Holding institution: 

Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK


Dep. Lovelace Byron

Box 170