Letters from Yorick to Eliza


Letter 9 [London, March 1767]

Yorick wishes Eliza’s voyage could be postponed and offers to bear the cost of her staying in England. He declares it would be better for her health were she to go to France with Mrs Sterne and Lydia, though he goes on to suggest that Mrs Sterne has not long to live, in which case he would like to marry Eliza.