"You, my dear friend, who have felt the tender attachments of love and friendship, and the painful anxieties which absence occasions, even amidst scenes of variety and pleasure; who understand the value at which tidings from those we love is computed in the arithmetic of the heart."
— Williams, Helen Maria (1759-1827)
(Letter XX, p. 163-4; p. 129 in Broadview ed.)
See Helen Maria Williams, Letters Written in France, In the Summer of 1790, To a Friend in England; Containing Various Anecdotes Relative to the French Revolution; and Memoirs of Mons. and Madame De F----. (London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1790). <Link to ESTC><Link to ECCO>
Text drawn from fourth edition of 1794 <Link to Google Books>.
Reading Letters Written in France, eds. Neil Fraistat and Susan S. Lanser (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview: 2001).