Monday, 29 October 2012

29th October 1812: Anonymous letters begin to circulate again in the Midlands

The Thursday 29th October edition of the Derby Mercury carried an article which reported that anonymous letters were once again appearing across the region:
We are sorry to find that anonymous letters are again in circulation. A Gentleman who has been noticed in this way both last winter, and very lately, begs to reply in the words of the poet:—"Merses profundo pulchrior evenit;" which (for the information of all anonymous letter writers) he will translate thus:—"Plunge men or women, into the Gulph of Tartarus for the sake of making Devils of them, and they will come out from thence adorn'd with the brightness of Angels."

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