"Accept my Thanks for the honour of your note & for your kind Disposition in favour of Emma. In my present State of Doubt as to her reception in the World, it is particularly gratifying to me to receive so early an assurance of your Ladyship’s approbation."
letter to the Countess of Morley
December 31, 1815 [134D]
Oh, every writer knows that horrible State of Doubt.
Thanks to Mollands for this image.