Note 5 in the author's biography of Thomas Hood.
In one of his letters to his wife he thus writes : — " I never was anything, dearest, till I knew you; and I have been a better, happier, and more prosperous man ever since. Lay by that truth in lavender; sweetest, and remind me oi it when I fail" [143n].
Hall, S. C. A Book of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age, from Personal Acquaintance. 3rd ed. London: J. S. Virtue, n.d.
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