Letter from Adam Boyd, Oxford to W. Mackenzie, London

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Sends the letter by Mr Nicoll of the Bodlean who is “a very quiet, truly good man.” The Globe comes regularly but is very dull. Has not decided whether to move to London. “Gray has had some abominable tumbles wt. Sheldrake lately on the slippery streets: on the last of these occasions Sheldrake broke - he is free from the danger of cold iron should he fall again. We are now on terms wt a common blacksmith here to make one after the model of used by a Coachman wh seems to answer much better than Sheldrake did wt Gray.”